Martinez gives M'Bami time

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On-trial Cameroon international Modeste M'Bami will be given plenty of time to prove himself by Wigan manager Roberto Martinez.

The 26-year-old midfielder is a free agent after the expiry of his contract at Marseille and has joined up with the Latics in the hope of impressing Martinez. However, having been without a club since the end of last season M'Bami is lacking in fitness but Martinez is prepared to give the player time to get back to his best before making a decision on his future.

"He has a great pedigree - he used to play for Marseille, Sedan and Paris St Germain, he played Champions League football (with Marseille) last year and is a great age at 26," said the Latics boss. "At the moment he is still working with us. He missed a lot of football in pre-season and he is not fully fit yet."

He added: "We will allow him to enjoy his training, set his own standards and regain his fitness before assessing him further down the line and make a final decision.

"But he is a great character, he has great experience and it is good to have him around the place."

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