Wigan Players Roberto Martinez Should Try and Bring to Everton

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Wigan Players Roberto Martinez Should Try and Bring to Everton
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Whenever a manager joins a new club, certain sections of the media follow a rather predictable trend of linking him with the majority of his previous club's roster.

While it makes for an absorbing and fairly believable story, it's actually quite rare for players to follow their former leader, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Relying on specific personnel can reflect badly on a manager and suggests he's perhaps not flexible enough to develop alternate styles or work with different types of players. Sam Allardyce at West Ham is a prime example of this, the way he continually goes back for the same crop of players.

Since David Moyes' departure to Manchester United, Everton have appointed Roberto Martinez, which has unsurprisingly seen the former Wigan man linked with many of his old squad.

Given the Latics' relegation, raiding them for several players is possibly not the best strategy to enforce if the Toffees hope to compete for Europe next season. Having said that, there may be one or two candidates worth considering, especially if Championship football reduces their price-tag.

To delve a little deeper, here's a look at some of Wigan's finest options, along with some thoughts on whether or not they should be pursued.

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