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29 January 2016

Midfielder appreciates manager’s backing and was attracted to the club by the Gary Caldwell’s ambition.

  • “The gaffer pushed the move through and I appreciate that,” says Morsy.
  • Latics’ ambition is a big selling point according to the former Wolves youth.
  • Morsy thankful to previous club Chesterfield for their support in his development.
Wigan Athletic midfielder Sam Morsy has praised the ambition of manager Gary Caldwell following his arrival at the DW Stadium.

The 24-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Latics and he told LaticsPlayer HD the desire of his new boss to get the move through was a huge lure.

“I am delighted for the move to go through; it is a fantastic club with a lot of ambition and I am pleased to be here,” Morsy said. “I have spoken to the gaffer and he has outlined the club’s ambition and how he wants me to be a part of that. 

“Just by seeing the club and walking around the stadium and training ground, it gets me excited and I can’t wait to get going.

“There was initial interest for me from Wigan and the gaffer has really pushed the move through, I really appreciate that.”

Morsy has featured twice against Latics this season and he says he likes what he sees, especially the style of football that he feels he will have no problem adapting to.

“The style of play suits me perfectly; I could see when we played against Wigan that the system and style suits me down to the ground,” he added. “Immediately, my ambition is to get into the team and to get promoted this season.”

The midfielder was keen to thank former club Chesterfield for their support in the move, the Wolverhampton-born former Sprieite speaks proudly of his time at the Proact Stadium.

“Chesterfield have done really well by me as well,” Morsy continued. “It was a fantastic two-and-a-half years there for me, we achieved a lot of success together.

“Two-and-a-half years in football feels like a lifetime in football and this was a great opportunity for me to move on with great memories from my time with the club in part of a very successful period in their history.”

Now Morsy says he is looking forward to striking a relationship with Latics’ supporters, hopefully by playing well and making his debut against former club Port Vale.

“I am incredibly excited to play in front of the Wigan fans,” he added. “You can tell that the fans here really sense that something special can happen this season. 

“I would love to make my debut against a former club in Port Vale, I’ve played against them a couple of times this season and they are doing very well so it will be a tough game.

“It would be a great three points for us if we could get them.”

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