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5 February 2017

Midfielder felt Latics deserved a point against Sheffield Wednesday.

  • Hull City loanee James Weir reflects on his Wigan Athletic debut.
  • Weir believes Latics deserved more from clash with Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Weir: “I felt good out there but it was a shame we didn’t get the result.”
Wigan Athletic midfielder James Weir was left to rue missing a golden opportunity to equalise for Latics after coming on as a substitute for his debut for the club during Friday night’s 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at the DW Stadium.

Reflecting post-match on his debut with Latics PlayerHD, Weir said of his chance to score:

“I didn’t really think I was going to get on it when it was floated in there and it was just a bit too high for me.

“I am not known for my heading ability but I would have liked to have seen that one go in.”

On making his debut and how he’s settled in at Latics, he added:

“I got a great reaction from the crowd when I came on; it was my first game in a while so I am probably not fully match fit yet, but I felt good out there and it was just a shame we couldn’t get another goal and a point or a win.”

“It’s been good, we have only had two training sessions so I have just been meeting the lads and having a bit of banter and it’s nice to get settled down.”

Latics lost the match with the Owls to Ross Wallace’s goal just before half-time at the end of Wednesday’s best period in the game, though Warren Joyce’s side were in control for the majority of the contest.

“I thought we did well when I came on, to be fair we were doing well beforehand to be fair, and I thought we deserved a point if not three out of the game,” Weir explained.

“We had 15 minutes in the first-half where we were pegged back a bit but apart from that we dominated the game, so we were unlucky.”

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