Wigan Athletic: Malky Mackay wants to 'freshen' squad

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Wigan Athletic have lost six of their last eight Championship games

Wigan manager Malky Mackay wants to freshen up his squad for the fight to avoid relegation from the Championship.

The Latics have already signed defender Liam Ridgewell on loan since the transfer window opened, with Oriol Riera and James Tavernier leaving.

Meanwhile, Shaun Maloney's move to Leicester broke down and a bid by West Brom for Callum McManaman was rejected.

"We're certainly going to be trying hard, we're going to be having a right good go," Mackay said.

"It will be over the next two weeks and seeing what we can get in," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"I'm definitely trying to freshen up the squad, without a doubt we need to do that - we'll be working hard at that, please believe me."

Wigan are currently next to bottom of the table, five points behind Rotherham in 21st, the place immediately above the relegation zone.

Former Watford and Cardiff boss Mackay has taken just five points from nine league games since replacing Uwe Rosler in November.

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