Martinez to test squad strength
Roberto Martinez believes the Capital One Cup tie against Nottingham Forest will show the full quality of his squad.
The Latics beat Barclays Premier League new boys Southampton 2-0 at St Mary's on Saturday to claim their first win of the season and will approach the game against Forest full of confidence against npower Championship opposition. The cup clash is sandwiched between the Southampton game and another Barclays Premier League fixture at home to Stoke and Martinez is keen to show the depth of his squad. "We've got three games in this busy week," Martinez said after the victory at Southampton. "You're going to see a lot of players given an opportunity to show what they can do and that is a competitive edge we have in this group. "It's a great opportunity to share the demands. You've got a few players that have been working really well in pre-season and they've no reward yet and I think it's important that everyone is ready. "It's an opportunity for some other players to show what they can do and show that they can have a massive say this season."