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TUNNICLIFFE IMPRESSED WITH LATICS

26 February 2014

Ryan Tunnicliffe gives his first interview as a Wigan Athletic player.

From his new surroundings to his new manager Uwe Rosler and the club’s ambition to get into the Championship play-offs, Ryan Tunnicliffe said he’s been impressed already.

Signing for the club on loan yesterday, Tunnicliffe gave his first interview to the club and stated his ambitions early on saying:

“It’s an exciting new chapter in my career, the new manager at Fulham has allowed me to come here on loan and my aim is to just get out there and play as many games as I possibly can.

“I played for Ipswich Town in the first half of the season and when I was 18-years-old I played 30 times for Peterborough United in the Championship.

“I’m hoping to add a few more to the 60 or so games I’ve played so far at this level and I’m hungry to help the team achieve its aims.”

The 21-year-old played against Latics for Ipswich earlier in the season and said he had observed a few things about the club already:

“Being a North West lad I recognise that it’s a great time to be here, especially with the play-off push on right now and I’m just looking forward to playing.

“I know the surroundings at the DW Stadium already having played here for Ipswich earlier on in the season.

“I’m fortunate enough to have played here and got a feel for the place before arriving at the club and I could sense back then that it was a good environment.”

With Uwe Rosler keen on his new midfield man and saying: “he’ll add a new dimension to our play,” Tunnicliffe returned the compliment and was clearly impressed by his new manager:

“I think the gaffer wanted to get to know me as a person before signing me.

“We met up and I went away from our meeting very impressed with what he had to say and with his thoughts on how to play football.

“He’s an impressive man and he clearly knows what he’s talking about, it’s going to be exciting to play for him.”

Tunnicliffe added:

“I’m coming into a side which is in great form and have won a lot of games recently.

“I get the feeling that the general mood of the club is that everyone will pull together to get into those places and hopefully try to win promotion.”

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