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MORGAN: “A MASSIVE TEAM EFFORT”

10 May 2016

Captain Craig Morgan reflects on memorable celebrations after lifting the Sky Bet League One title.

  • “A great feeling to lift the trophy,” Craig Morgan.
  • Latics’ skipper wanted manager Gary Caldwell to lift the trophy with him.
  • Morgan wishes Sunday’s opponents Barnsley all the best in the play-offs.
Wigan Athletic captain Craig Morgan spoke of the great feeling he enjoyed when lifting the Sky Bet League One trophy at the DW Stadium on Sunday.

The popular skipper, who has featured heavily in Gary Caldwell’s side this summer, asked his manager to do the honours with him on Sunday afternoon and he reflected on an enjoyable moment with LaticsPlayer HD.

“It was a great feeling to lift the trophy,” Morgan said. “I have been lucky to have had some good times in my career before and it was just as special as any of the other ones.

“The crowd have been brilliant and throughout the season I think they have been more than happy with what we have put on for them.

“The manager has been a massive part of it and it is his first year in the job so to do what he has done is a big achievement.

“I touched on it the other day at the Player of the Year awards that this has been a massive effort from everyone and he deserves to lift the trophy as much as I do.”

Looking back on Sunday’s game itself, Morgan admitted that Barnsley’s ability to deal with the pressure they were under proved vital to Paul Heckingbottom’s side getting the win they needed to secure a play-off place.

“It was always going to be a difficult game,” he added. “We enjoyed last week and rightly so because it has been a hard year for us.

“Barnsley had a lot to play for and they showed that so credit to them and I wish them all the best in the play-offs. I think they’ll do well in the play-offs as well because they’re a good outfit.”

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