Martinez challenging young duo

Latics reserve-team regulars Holt and Routledge, both 20, have
joined Swedish side Ostersunds on loan until July. Roberto Martinez
believes the move will form an important part of the players’
development and has urged them to use it as the next step towards
breaking into Wigan’s first XI. “Jon and Joe are two very promising
youngsters who have been playing well in the reserves,” Martinez
told the Wigan Evening Post. “Reserve-team football gives you a
certain challenge, but they have gone beyond that – and there is
still a massive gap to the first team. “It will be great for them
to play abroad and fulfil important roles at a club and continue
their development. For them to go abroad and mature as human beings
will be a unique experience, and exactly what they need.”