Martinez: We'll do it for Whelan

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Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is determined to repay Dave Whelan's faith by keeping the chairman's Premier League dream alive.

Whelan has strongly backed Martinez over the past two years and the Spaniard's job is not thought to be under threat even if Wigan are relegated. Yet that is a scenario Martinez is determined to avoid as he takes his side into their do-or-die final game of the season at Stoke on Sunday.

Martinez said: "He represents everything we are at Wigan Athletic. Over the years he has always come up with the special decisions that have made the difference. We are all together here. We are here in a way to fulfil his dream and work with what he wanted to achieve."

He added: "We are a very close football club, every department relies on the chairman.

"This is one of those games that will mean a lot more than just achieving something in the season.

"It is about allowing his footballing dream to carry on and making sure the chairman can be extremely proud of the people he has got in his football club."

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