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22 July 2014

Lee Nicholls welcomes former Northampton team mate Emyr Huws to Latics.

  • Huws is techniclly superb says Nicholls.
  • Keeper impressed by former team mates progression.
  • Goals at Birmingham are a sign of midfielder's ability.

Lee Nicholls took time out of his pre-season schedule, catching up with to discuss the arrival of Emyr Huws.

20-year-old midfielder Huws and 21-year-old Nicholls spent time together on loan at Northampton Town in the 2012-13 season and the goalkeeper says Latics have captured a player of superb technical ability.

Nicholls said:

“Emyr is a ball player who loves to get involved as much as possible and pass; I think he’ll be a good addition to the team and to the way we play.

“We lived together in the same hotel at Northampton so I got to know him quite well and I think he’ll fit straight in here.”

Nicholls continued:

“He’s left footed and his technical ability is superb.

“Watching him play at Northampton, he made everyone around him feel comfortable because players knew he would find them with a pass every time; I was very impressed.

“He played on the left, through the middle and even just behind the striker and every game he played well.”

Huws’ progression since 2012-13 has seen him make his debut for Manchester City and Wales, as well as playing in the Sky Bet Championship last season for Birmingham City, something which Nicholls says is a mark of how impressive a player he is:

“It was two years ago that we played together and he’s progressed so much from then, going on loan to Birmingham and making his debut for the Welsh national team is a great step up.

“Last season he was on loan at Birmingham and scored a couple of fantastic goals with his left foot, that’s a great asset to have in the team.”

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