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HIWULA ECSTATIC TO MAKE IMPACT IN FLEETWOOD WIN

28 December 2015

Striker scores important goal as Gary Caldwell’s side win 3-1 at Fleetwood Town.

  • Hiwula pleased with goal not too dissimilar to his first Latics strike at Chesterfield.
  • 21-year-old delighted to celebrate winner with younger sister Vivienne.
  • Striker now hoping to get more minutes under his belt during loan spell from Huddersfield Town.
Wigan Athletic’s on loan striker Jordy Hiwula was delighted to make an impact from the bench was he regained the lead for Gary Caldwell’s side as they came out 3-1 winners at Fleetwood Town on Monday.

The 21-year-old, who is on loan at the DW Stadium from Huddersfield Town, was ecstatic to celebrate his goal with his sister Vivienne who was in with the Latics supporters at Highbury Stadium in a strike not too dissimilar to his first Latics strike in the memorable 3-2 win at Chesterfield earlier in the campaign. 

“I scored a similar goal at Chesterfield when I first arrived at the club,” Hiwula said. “I just saw Yanic bursting down the left wing and I thought that if I took a good position then it would come out to me and luckily it did.

“It was really nice to celebrate with my little sister; she travels to all of my games and I was so pleased to go and celebrate with her. “

Hiwula now has six goals in eleven games for Latics this season and he says he was pleased to mark his first appearance since November’s 4-0 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy success over Blackpool.

“I have been working hard,” he added. “I have been waiting for my opportunity and I was pleased to get it, thankfully I took it and scored and also got an assist for Michael Jacobs’ goal too.”

Reflecting on the result as a whole, Hiwula praised the way his side battled for three points in difficult conditions at Fleetwood.

“It was a big win for us in a period when games are coming thick and fast – we dug it out in the second half and got a big three points,” Hiwula explained. “We had the wind in the first-half and most of the possession but in the second-half we had to dig deep and defend the balls they put forward and we did that well.”

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