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Happy to have secured the likes of Shaun Maloney in the transfer window, the Spanish boss has now turned his attention to tying his key players down to longer-term deals

With the transfer window shut until January, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has turned his thoughts towards securing the future of his current stars, including young forward Victor Moses.

The former Crystal Palace man has nearly two years to run on his contract but is one of many that Martinez wants to talk to in the hopes of tying him down for longer, having impressed in the Latics’ opening Premier League fixtures.

“I wanted to make sure once the transfer window closed that we went through players in the last years of their contracts, and players that need to get a reward for what they have achieved,” Martinez told reporters.

“We are going through many players in the next few weeks and Victor is one of them.

“We have got a couple of players in the final years of their contracts and we are going to start talking to make sure everyone knows where they are.

“We have said we want to achieve this season and take things further. I want the players to know where the next targets are individually in their careers.

“We have got a few young players with big roles and it is important we get stability in their careers and they can concentrate on football. Victor Moses is very much in that category.

“He only wants to concentrate on football and the level of football he has shown in starting the first three games has been really, really good. It is now time to kick on.”

Martinez also praised the quality of his recent transfer recruits, with Shaun Maloney and Albert Crusat signing permanent deals as well as Patrick van Aanholt arriving on loan from Chelsea for the season.

“They have come in with a real desire to be here and first and foremost that is something we were looking for,” the Spaniard continued.

“The players that come to Wigan Athletic need to have a real hunger for wanting to join the football club.

“I can tell you Albert, Shaun and Patrick bring in something completely different.

“Now the competition for places is really strong.

“I am very pleased that we have finished the window and the squad is a lot stronger than when we started. That is our objective in every window.

“We are really excited with the three new faces.”

It could be a difficult debut for the new recruits as Wigan head to Manchester City on Saturday, who have started the season in impressive fashion.