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MICHAEL JACOBS ON SIGNING FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC

28 July 2015

Introducing Latics’ new signing Michael Jacobs, speaking for the first time since his move from Wolves.

  • Michael Jacobs’ first Latics interview.
  • Former Wolves man says Latics’ ambitions match his own.
  • “This year is massive for me.” – Jacobs.
After completing his move from Wolverhampton Wanderers to Wigan Athletic yesterday evening, 23-year-old Michael Jacobs spoke to wiganathletic.com to reveal his ambitions for the season, and gave us an insight as to what we can expect to see from him on the pitch.

“The club seems really keen to get back up straight away, and the ambition on show this summer in terms of players coming in has really highlighted that I think.

“I spoke to the manager and the ambitions of the squad definitely match his, he wants to go even higher with this team, and that’s been a major factor in me coming here.

“The days I’ve spent with the boys so far have shown me that the morale in the camp is high and that it’s a good place to be right now, there’s a very good mix in the squad.”

Jacobs arrives at the DW Stadium of the back of a mixed season with Wolves, ending in a loan spell at Blackpool, but he says it has been character building, making him hungrier for success.

“Last season was a little disappointing for me, because before that I had been playing pretty much week in week out for three or four years.

“It was demoralising not to play as much and that’s why I went to Blackpool, to play games because I wasn’t involved at Wolves.

“This year is massive for me, and last year has given me the determination to make it count.  I’ll be working hard to get a consistent run of games under my belt and be part of something good here.”

Speaking of his time at Molineux, Jacobs said his experience there is something he hopes to bring to Gary Caldwell’s squad.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Wolves for the way they treated me, but there came a time to move on.

“I had a great time there, getting promoted from League One was an amazing experience.  Hopefully that will be the big piece of my career so far that I can bring to Wigan, the aim is to repeat a similar achievement.”

During his time at Wolves, Jacobs scored seven goals in 31 starts, playing in a number of positions across midfield, but says his ideal role is just behind the forwards.

“I feel that I did really well for Wolves playing as a number 10, playing off the front man and getting in pockets, picking the ball up and driving forwards.

“I like to play anywhere across the front three positions, as a winger on either side or as an attacking midfielder.  In recent seasons I’ve enjoyed playing on the left as well, but I’m naturally right footed.

“I’ll try and bring creativity to matches and I like getting the opportunity to carry the ball and make things happen, so hopefully I can try and excite the fans and play some entertaining football.”




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