Sean Murray pleased to complete initial one-month loan deal to Wigan Athletic.
- “Wigan Athletic move is what I need” – Murray.
- Republic of Ireland youth international feels Watford coaching has had positive impact.
- “I’m an attacking player and want to be dangerous around the penalty area” – 21-year-old says.
Murray made his debut for the Vicarage Road club as a 17-year-old in April 2011 and has since gone on to make over 100 appearances for his local club.
However, injuries and the form of Watford’s first-choice midfield options last season meant that Murray featured in only nine games last term.
“For me, it’s what I need at the moment,” Murray said. “I’m really happy to be here and looking forward to playing football.
“I think Wigan Athletic are going to be a really strong side this season in League One and they’ll definitely be pushing for promotion.
“I’ve been out injured for a while now and I think it’s a good chance to play football.”
Having worked under Sean Dyche, Gianfranco Zola, Beppe Sannino, Oscar Garcia and Slavisa Jokanovic, Murray has been blessed to have learned from some of the game’s finest coaches.
And he hopes to bring his skills to the DW Stadium, where he will be helped to settle in by former teammate Don Cowie.
“We’ve had a few different coaches at Watford in recent years and you learn a lot from all of them and the new players that have come in too so hopefully I can bring that to Wigan with me,” he added.
“Don Cowie was at Watford when I was there, I’ll get some advice from him when he returns from injury and he can help me get settled.
“I’ve played a few pre-season games at Watford so it’s a good chance to get going and get some more minutes under my belt here.”
Murray trained with Latics for a double session on Wednesday, and he spoke of his early conversations with new boss Gary Caldwell and what he hopes to bring, in terms of his game, to the DW Stadium.
Sean Murray training at Christopher Park.
“We’ve had a training session together and the manager has given me some advice, showed me what he wants me to do and told me what positions to play in, he’s been good.
“I’m quite an attacking player; hopefully I can be dangerous in and around the box and get some goals too.”