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29 January 2016

Forward pleased his impressive performances in three games against Latics this season caught the eye of Gary Caldwell.

  • 21-year-old talks of “great move” to the DW Stadium.
  • Colclough excited to play in front of Latics support after witnessing biggest away following of the season last weekend.
  • Forward now aims to add to the eight goals he already has this season.
January signing Ryan Colclough says he is excited to kick-off his Wigan Athletic career after signing a three-and-a-half year deal with Latics on Thursday.

The forward, who bagged against Gary Caldwell’s side in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy earlier in the season, as well as impressing in the two league games the clubs have played, told LaticsPlayer HD he is pleased his performances have been recognised by the Latics hierarchy.

“It’s a great move for me,” Colclough said. “It is a big club and I am really excited about getting started and working with a great bunch of lads and a great staff as well.

“I have spoken to the manager, he has good plans here and hopefully I can help and be part of them.

“I try my best in every game I play, I have done well when I have played against Wigan and it has obviously paid off because it has got me a move to such a big club.”

“I played on Tuesday for Crewe at Bury so my head was on that game, but once that was done the process began with my signing and now I look forward to moving on with my career here.”

Describing his style and what he can bring to Caldwell’s side, Colclough said he hopes to continue his start to this season in the short-term and then prove a big hit in the club’s future.

“I will play anywhere across the front three,” the 21-year-old said of his style. “I like to get on the ball, go one v one against a defender and I also like to have a shot and score a goal as well.

“I would like to think I have got a good future ahead of me; Crewe have always been known for producing top players and I would like to think I would be one of those.

“I have eight goals this season and hopefully I can add to that for Wigan.”

Talking about his time at the Alexandra Stadium, Colclough says he is thankful for the support he has received from South Cheshire club, describing it as a second home.

“I am more than thankful to Crewe,” he added. “I had a great upbringing there and it was like a second home for me, I can’t thank them enough for the support they have given to me.”

Colclough could make his debut for Latics in Saturday’s clash with Port Vale at the DW Stadium.

The Valiants are Colclough’s local side and he says he is excited about the prospect of playing against the Burslem-club, and also playing in front of Latics’ fans after witnessing the club’s highest away following of the season last weekend.

“The support I have witnessed from the Wigan fans is great,” he continued. “To take over 2,000 fans to any away game is massive. I can’t wait to play for Wigan and hopefully give the fans something to cheer.

“My Dad’s house where I grew up is literally around the corner from Vale Park and I used to watch them as a young lad so it is always a special game for me, hopefully we can get a win.

“It would be great to mark my debut with a goal, if I play! I am not so sure how much I would celebrate [with the game being against Port Vale] but it would be a very happy moment.”

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