Forward hopes to be involved in second half of the season and he delivers message to Latics fans.
- Waghorn – “We respect the fans and we need their support."
- Former Leicester City and Sunderland man also talks of partnership with James McClean.
- Adam Forshaw, Malky Mackay, Jonathan Jackson and Gary Caldwell also feature.
Pick up your official matchday programme this weekend as Blackburn Rovers visit the DW Stadium in a Lancashire derby.
Programmes are available for just £3 from sellers around the ground and this week’s edition is full of exclusive content with Martyn Waghorn talking about his return to the team, his goal aim for the season, his partnership with James McClean at Birmingham City last weekend and much more.
Talking about Latics fans as he approaches one year at the club, Waghorn said:
“It’s not been the best of times to follow us and we hope the fans understand that we’re not playing badly for the sake of playing badly.
“It’s just one of these things in football where teams are playing well against us and making it difficult to get a run of results,” he said.
“We need the fans’ support; we need them to get behind us and we are trying our hardest, doing the best we can. We can do more in terms of scoring goals and putting on a show but it’s a tough league and we need to unite and keep the fans sticking behind us, even if we go a goal down or we’re not playing the best stuff, the support is massive for us in terms of how we think because it can be down-heartening when the atmosphere goes.
“We respect the fans and they’re more than entitled to their opinions but we need them in this tough period.”
On his link up with McClean, Waghorn added:
“Me and James know each other quite well; we’ve only been together for a year but we seem to know how each other play and James has got great pace, he works hard, he’s forever running about and he’s a great lad for the team.
“There’s a good understanding between us; I like to get the ball and hold it up and try and get him in behind and there’s a bit of a connection there so we’ll see what happens in the future.”
To read the full interview with Waghorn, pick up your programme on Saturday for just £3 or order online now by [clicking here]
Also included in the programme: Latics Tracks, Fan-Tasy Football, Kit Parade, Rowley's Rewind and much more.