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4 June 2014

New signing Taylor-Sinclair hoping to be a big part of Uwe Rosler’s vision for the club.

Latics’ second signing of the summer Aaron Taylor-Sinclair said the ambitions of the club and manager Uwe Rosler are the perfect fit and hopes to emulate the impact made by James McArthur following his move from Scotland.

The 23-year-old attacking full back who played a big part in Partick Thistle’s promotion to the Scottish Premiership in 2012-13 has played over 100 games in his last three season and hopes to continue his development.

Speaking in his first interview with the club Taylor-Sinclair said:

“After the end of the season I received a call saying the manager wanted to meet me and I was delighted to hear that because it’s flattering for a club like Wigan Athletic to be interested.

“Straight after I’d spoken with the manager I wanted to get the deal sorted, the vision he has for this football club is definitely something I want to be a part of.

“The way the he talks about football and the way he focused on telling me what my role at the club will be was very positive.

“I hope I can learn a lot down here, the group of players is very strong and so is the manager’s mentality, so I feel it’s a well suited move for me.”

Taylor-Sinclair joins a growing list of players who have swapped Scottish football for a move to the DW Stadium and the defender said a similar impact as those players have made is his aim.

“Coming down from the Scottish Premiership you’ve got to set your benchmark at the impact made by players like James McArthur and James McCarthy.

“They came down here and adapted to the style of play and hopefully I can follow in their footsteps and prove to everyone what I can do.”

He added:

“I’m realistic in my aims though, and I know I’ll have to work hard to adjust my game to adapt to the style of play down here in the Championship.”

A natural left sided defender with attacking intentions, Taylor-Sinclair explained further what his approach is by saying:

“I think my main strength is my pace and I’m naturally comfortable on the ball, but with moving here I’m hoping to improve on all aspects of my game and I think the manager is the perfect fit to help me do that.

“I’m quite an attacking left back, I like to get forward and last season for Partick Thistle I scored four goals.

“I probably should have scored more goals last season and that’s something I’d like to improve on here.”

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