Roberto Martinez insists he would not welcome bids for Kevin Mirallas during the January transfer window and has backed him to have a major influence in the second half of the season.
Martinez: [Asked would an approach for Mirallas be welcome] “No, not at all.
“Kevin signed a new contract in the summer. He had a really strong preseason. We allow football to make decisions. We’ve got really good attacking options and Kevin was unfortunate.
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“He started the first game against Watford and from there he had a little injury, he got a three-game suspension, but the way he’s been working in the last few weeks earned him a start against Newcastle and he did really well.
“I expect Kevin to have a major influence in the second half of the season.”