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KVIST AND SHOUT – HEAR FROM NEW SIGNING

9 September 2014

Denmark international arrives at Christopher Park after international duty and says Latics were the “perfect fit” for him.

• Signing talks about why he moved to Latics
• Kvist describes himself as a defensive midfield player
• Pleased to work under Uwe Rosler

Transfer Deadline Day addition William Kvist finally joined up with his new Wigan Athletic teammates on Tuesday after spending the week following his move to the DW Stadium with the Danish national team.

Kvist, who has signed a one-year deal, spent time with Fulham in the Premier League last season and he says he enjoyed his time at Craven Cottage.

With a chance to return to English football on offer, as well as regular game time ahead of Denmark’s Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, Kvist says the move to Latics was the perfect fit.

“My first prerogative was to get back to England and to get games so I see Wigan as a perfect fit for that because they have ambitions to be in the Premier League with a Premier League setup already in place from before,” the Danish international said.

“I’m looking to enjoy myself now and to hopefully contribute as much as possible.

“I’ve heard so many good things from players I know, some Danish players like Kasper Schmeichel, who has played in England for a while, all have good things to say about English football and Wigan also, equally when I was at Fulham I heard a lot of good things about a very good family club and I’m really looking forward to that.”

Kvist describes himself as a holding midfielder who will look to help provide balance to Latics side, joking that Latics fans shouldn’t expect too much on the goal front.

“I love to protect the back four, stay compact, I’m hard-working and a team player – I look to protect the balance of the team as a defensive midfielder,” he explained.

“I make interceptions and then try to play the ball as quickly as possible to the players who can make things happen offensively.

“I didn’t score a goal in Germany and I would expect too much in that regard but defensively I love to defend for the team and make good, quick passes to the attacking players.”

Despite Kvist only arriving in Wigan this week, talks have been on-going for a few weeks and he says he is looking forward to working with his new teammates and manager Uwe Rosler.

“It’s been very good so far,” Kvist continued. “I’m really looking forward to it; I’ve met a lot of very nice people, I’ve spoken to the gaffer, I’ve been looking forward to this for ten days or so now.

“We’d been in contact with Wigan for a couple of weeks and with James McArthur leaving the club it came alive as a result.

“I know the manager a bit from his time in Norway as well so I’m looking forward to working with him.”

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