Ahead of the Boxing Day clash with Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford, we've set up a 'Q&A' with Pie Eaters Footie -- a Wigan fansite that was kind enough to do an exchange with us. As always, the majority of the questions were posed by you -- the readers -- while being supplemented by me as well. Without further ado, here are the fantastic answers from Happy Lactic -- be sure to check out their site for any Wigan news ahead of Monday's match.
TBB: A lot has been said about Dave Whelan's loyalty to his managers. Have you ever questioned his judgment? Speaking of Whelan, there has been mention that he may be stepping down as Chairman after this year while possibly turning over control of the club to his 21-year-old grandson, David. How do you feel about the man -- who is credited to building Wigan up from a team that was in the lowest division of the Football League to top-flight status in the Premier League -- turning over control to a 21-year-old kid?
PEF: Dave Whelan will always be a Wigan Legend no matter what. He earned that right the day he took over the club and kept us afloat. Many fans have been in the past against him,saying he doesn’t throw his money around like he should have that he still keeps us with that small club mentality. Yeah look where we are now, in the biggest league in the world, with the best financial structure, debt free and playing well. So Dave Whelan has done Wigan proud.
TBB: Do you expect deals in January? What do you think Wigan needs to address in the January transfer window in order to bolster the club's prospects for another season in the Premier League?
PEF: A striker is a must, we need someone to come in and score goals. Chances are that it is going to be one of two players from Championship. That is either Nicky Maynard or Billy Sharp. Now on paper Billy Sharp looks better option having more experience and at only £3 million not too pricey. Yet the younger more erratic Nicky Maynard may prove a more attractive player that could move up to the Premier League.
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