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DON COWIE ON SIGNING FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC

10 July 2014

New signing Don Cowie gives his first interview as a Latics player.

Latics’ fifth signing of the summer Don Cowie gave his first interview for the club, saying it was an easy decision to make to sign once he found out Uwe Rosler was interested in adding him to his squad.

Speaking at the DW Stadium, Cowie said:

“It’s great to have signed, as soon as I heard of the interest from Wigan Athletic I was keen to discuss coming here.

“The club has achieved a lot in such a short space of time and after leaving Cardiff, I knew this was the place I wanted to be.

“The manager’s influence on me signing was big, I met him out in Germany and I knew quite quickly that he was the right man for me to work with.

“His vision of how to play football is exciting and it suits me perfectly as a player.

“I’m a midfielder who loves to be on the ball, I like to get forward and score goals, but I’m also willing to put a shift in for the team.”

The 31-year-old Scotland international midfielder continued:

“The direction of the club is also something that excites me.

“At the end of last season the lads pushed really hard to get back into the Premier League, you can sense that same focus already and we’re preparing ourselves well for the new season.

“I’ve met most of the lads already and they’re a great group, now I’ve signed I can really get involved and we’ve got a good summer programme ahead of us which I’m excited to get stuck into.”

Cowie joins former team mates from club and country in the squad, including James McArthur, who he said spoke very highly of the club:

“As soon as James McArthur found out I might be signing he was on the phone nearly every day to me, he spoke really highly of the club.

“You know what Jamesy is like he’s a great character, a hyperactive guy and it’s people like him who are great to work with on a daily basis in football.

“I know quite a few of the Scottish boys as and I know Leon Barnett and Andrew Taylor from my time at Cardiff, so it’s great to come into a squad with some familiar faces.”

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