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20 September 2015

Young midfielder Jordan Flores delighted with first Wigan Athletic goal in 2-1 win over Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

  • 19-year-old bags first Latics goal on just fourth appearance.
  • Flores - “I just want to do Wigan Athletic, my family and all the fans proud.
  • ”Midfielder talks of “unbelievable feeling”.

Wigan Athletic midfielder Jordan Flores was in jubilant mood after opening his Latics account in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Fleetwood Town at the DW Stadium.

The 19-year-old, who hails from Aspull and made his fourth appearance for the club on Saturday after making his debut on the final day of the 2014-15 season against Brentford, was ecstatic as he volleyed home to give Gary Caldwell’s side the lead in the win over the Cod Army.

And he says it was a moment he has dreamt of as recently as Friday evening.

“It was an unbelievable feeling; it is what I have dreamt of as a kid and it was good to get the goal in a win today,” Flores said. “The ball just dropped for me and I have just hit it, it was a great feeling.

“I’ve dreamt about scoring all the time, even last night when I found out I was playing I was thinking about what I was going to do if the ball does drop for me.”

It wasn’t all plain sailing for Flores and he admitted to being nervous ahead of his full league debut in front of supporters he has sat alongside with his family for a long time.

“I’m always nervous; I want to do Wigan Athletic, my family and all the fans proud,” he added. “The fans are great; they are always behind the team and you can’t get a better feeling than that.”

Flores now hopes to keep hold of his starting place in the future and he believes Latics will march up the table if they can add points away from home to what is an impressive home tally. 

“I’ve just got to keep going in training,” Flores continued. “I played against Bury and I’ve just waited for my chance again, I got it against Fleetwood and I think I took it and did well.

“It was a great win, we are still unbeaten at home and I think if we can sort our away form out then we will be fine.”

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