Honduras hero Maynor Figueroa returns to Wigan Athletic on loan.
- Figueroa returns to Latics.
- Honduran defender signs on month loan.
- Maynor in squad for Millwall game.
Double-centurion Maynor Figueroa has sensationally returned to Wigan Athletic on a month’s loan from Hull City – and will go straight into the squad for tonight’s match against Millwall.
The 31 year-old Honduras international defender played 200 games in all competitions for Latics between 20078 and 2013, including 179 Barclays Premier League appearances – and of course won an FA Cup Winners medal after playing in every round bar the final, for which he was injured.
After signing for Hull City in 2013, Figueroa has slipped out of contention at the KC Stadium this season and Latics manager Uwe Rosler is delighted to have been able to agree a deal for him to return to the DW.
“Maynor is a very experienced player,” he said, “he knows and understands the club well and his presence gives us a real shot in the arm.”
Figueroa himself says he can’t wait to get his old No31 shirt back and get going. “I loved my time at Wigan and it was a sad day when I left,” he says, “it’s great to be back and I just hope to get some good game time under my belt and help the team.”
The left-back signed from Olimpia in Tegucigalpa in 2008, making his debut as a late substitute against Birmingham City in the Barclays Premier League, then his full debut marking Cristiano Ronaldo against Manchester United in the final game of the season. He went on to play every game the following season, 2008-09, the first player to be ever-present in the Premier League.