Ipswich lead chase for Latics ace

Scotland has struggled for goals since following Martinez to the DW

Stadium from Swansea last summer and managed only one in the

Premier League last season. The 31-year-old had enjoyed a prolific

campaign with the Swans in the second tier prior to that and a

return to the Championship could now be on the cards. “It’s not the

first time that a few clubs have been in for one of our players,”

Martinez told the Wigan Evening Post. “We’ll see what happens.

“It’s fair to say there is strong interest there from Ipswich Town,

and a few other clubs have also asked us about Jason. “It’s just a

case now of sitting down with all the parties and working out what

is the best move for Wigan Athletic.” Having already boosted his

ranks this summer, Martinez hopes to make further signings before

the end of the transfer window and has been assessing a number of

players who have been training with Wigan, including former Burnley

captain Steven Caldwell – brother of Latics defender Gary – who

featured in Sunday’s friendly against Dundee United. “Steven is

trying to get his full fitness back and he hasn’t played a lot of

football this year,” Martinez said. “He had a couple of niggles and

needs to play football to get his intensity back. “You could see

how much Steven enjoyed the run-out. He is a talker and a leader

and there are not many of his type around. “We will speak to

Steven, and obviously these things boil down to a few things such

as numbers. “We need to carry on assessing Steven as well as Sekou

Baradji and the other players we have been looking at. “Different

players, different positions, different situations, but they have

all been working well and have fitted well into the group.”