Megson eyes new blood

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Bolton manager Gary Megson is determined to beef up his small squad in the January transfer window in a bid to preserve their Barclays Premier League status.

Megson saw his side suffer their second successive defeat in the festive fixtures when they went down 1-0 to Wigan at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday.

Megson said: "We have got to get some players in. We have known this all along. If you look at the bench on Sunday we had three kids on it."

He added: "We've already made inquiries but as you can imagine there are not a huge number of players available in January.

"It is going to be difficult, we will have a look around and see what we can do as we are effectively working with a first-team squad of only 14 players."

Wigan, meanwhile, have now won five of their last six league games and are making great strides - and daring to dream of Europe.

Manager Steve Bruce said: "Anyone who has seen us will know it is no fluke we are in the top half of the division.

"Our aim is to stay there if we can. There a lot of big clubs down near the bottom so it is great for a side like ours to be punching above our weight.

"Bolton have done it (played in the UEFA Cup), Blackburn have done it. Why can't it be our turn?."

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