Perkins ‘made up’ with contract extension.
- David Perkins signs one-year contract extension.
- Midfielder’s Latics stay extended until 2017.
- “I look forward to every day at this club.” – Perkins
“I’m absolutely made up, I couldn’t be happier with where I’m at in my career at the moment.
“We spoke about it on Tuesday and I signed the contract on Thursday, and it’s great to now be able to concentrate on my football for the rest of the season without worrying about my future at any point.
“It’s nice to have that security, my family are made up for me and my partner said she’s seen a new person in me since I arrived at Wigan, I’ve got a smile on my face now.”
Perkins continued, explaining how he feels he’s been given a new lease of life since arriving at the DW Stadium as Gary Caldwell’s first signing of the summer.
“I couldn’t be prouder to play for the club, all of the players and staff have been great since I arrived here.
“It’s one of the most enjoyable times of my career. I’m coming into work and actually enjoying it, over the last two or three years I’ve not enjoyed my football at all, and it became more of a job whereas now it’s my passion again and I look forward to every day at this club.
“Now all I’m thinking about is reaching the aim of promotion that we’ve set out for ourselves.”
Known for his seemingly endless energy, the 33-year-old said that’s just a part of the game he enjoys, and hopes to keep up his current form.
“I’ve always been like that, I like to get around the pitch as much as possible, it’s just one of those things and I seem to be good at it.
“Some players are good at scoring goals, so if I can run around and maybe set one or two up then I’m happy with that.
“I would say I’m still in pretty good form and I’d like to say I’m in my prime, but there will be others who will say differently, that’s just what comes with age.
“Obviously I have to look after myself a little bit more now because I’m a little bit older, but I still feel great every time I step onto the pitch or the training pitch.”
Turning his attention towards Latics’ cup double header over the next four days, Perkins reflected on some of his previous FA Cup experience, and said he wants to go as far as possible with Latics.
“I really want to do well in the cup, a cup run would be really nice because it hasn’t happened too often for me before.
“We got into the quarter finals with Barnsley against Manchester City. It was a brilliant achievement for us to get that far, but we got beat 5-0 at City and got booed off.
“I had some good times at Morecambe in the cup, we drew Ipswich Town twice in the third round in the space of a couple of years, and as a non-league club to be able to play against a Championship side was a great experience.
“It would be nice to have a good run in the FA Cup and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, at my age you want to go as far as you can in every cup because an appearance at Wembley Stadium in any competition would be fantastic.”
- NEWS: David Perkins' contract extension announcement.
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- NEXT UP: Latics back in action at the DW on Tuesday in the JPT.
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