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22 October 2015

On-loan forward enjoying Latics life after back-to-back wins.

  • Yanic Wildschut on target in 3-2 victory over Peterborough.
  • Forward happy with win, but admits Latics made it difficult for themselves.
  • Middlesbrough loanee made to feel very welcome.
Speaking after Wigan Athletic’s 3-2 victory away to Peterborough United in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday evening, on loan Middlesbrough forward Yanic Wildschut shared his thoughts on the result and his settling in period at Latics.

“It was a strange game,” he started.

“They began really well, but we scored early and followed it up straight away which worked really well for us.

“We made it difficult for ourselves though; we allowed them to come back and in the end we have to thank Max (Power) and Craig (Davies) that we still won the game.”

Wildschut began the scoring at the ABAX Stadium with a powerful solo run and finish, something he says happened in a flash.

“I picked the ball up almost at the half way line and I just kept on running, the openings were there and I just went through them into a good position to shoot.

“It was nice, but I had to watch it back because it happened so quickly I couldn’t remember it properly.

“I’m happy to score my first league goal for the club, but I’m happier for the win in the circumstances of the second half.”

Watch Yanic's goal against Peterborough below.

Happiness is something the 23-year-old says he thrives on, and something which he’s been made to feel since arriving at the club.

“I’m really enjoying it.  First of all I’m playing games which is important, and secondly the lads are all great, the manager and the technical staff have been very supportive, and the welcome I’ve had has been really good.

“It makes me feel good, and if I feel good I think I’ll play good, score goals and make assists, which is a win-win situation for everybody.

“I haven’t been playing for a while, so I’m very happy to be playing now. I’m grateful to be on the pitch, which is why I play with a smile.”

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