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21 September 2015

Young midfielder delighted for friend and teammate Jordan Flores as he marks his full league debut with goal.

  • Chow "buzzing" for friend Jordan Flores.
  • Midfielder pleased with Fleetwood victory.
  • 21-year-old understands patience key for his own progress.
Latics midfielder Tim Chow expressed his delight as his friend and teammate Jordan Flores opened his Wigan Athletic account in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Fleetwood Town.

Flores marked his full league debut with the opening goal in the success over the Cod Army and Chow, who came off the bench towards the end of the game for his first appearance of the season, couldn’t have been happier. 

“I’m absolutely buzzing for Jordan and full credit to him, he deserves it because this season he has been brilliant,” Chow said.

“I know the feeling he experienced on Saturday and there is nothing better, I’m over the moon for him – as soon as it left his foot I was jumping up because I knew it had gone in. He took it brilliantly, he is very good technically.”

The win itself kept Latics in touching distance of the top six and extended our unbeaten home run in Sky Bet League One to four games, with ten points collected from a possible 12.

And Chow says the feeling in the dressing room post-match proved just how important the three points were.

“It was important to get the win and carry on the good home form that we have had, for the first hour the lads were brilliant,” he added.

“2-0 is a funny score-line where you know the next goal is crucial, especially if you lose it, and that’s what happened when they got a scrappy goal, got back in it and put us under pressure.

“It was tough, constant pressure, they were relentless and we defended well, fought for each other and you could tell by the mood in the changing room after the game what a big win that was.

“Fair play to the lads, though, they hung on and dug deep and got a great win in the end.”

After impressing at the back end of last season, Chow was expected to hit the ground running this time around, though a pre-season injury in Scotland curtailed his progress and he made his first appearance of the season from the bench on Saturday.

The midfielder knows patience is key now as he sets about securing his role back in the starting XI.

“It has been really difficult for me since getting injured in pre-season,” Chow explained. “It was probably the worst time it could have happened.

“The lads have been doing well so it has been hard to get back in but I have been back in training for a couple of weeks now and it was nice to be back involved against Fleetwood.

“It is credit to the sports science and physiotherapy staff that we have that they’ve kept me fit so when I am called upon, I am ready to play.

“The plan now is to be patient because there is a long season ahead, I’ve got to keep working hard because I will get a chance and I have to be ready to take it.”

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