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1 February 2017

Striker Omar Bogle talks to the club's official website after signing for Latics from Grimsby Town.

  • Bogle “buzzing” to have joined Latics.
  • Striker says he wants to “excite the Wigan fans”.
  • Bogle has 19 goals in all competitions for Grimbsy Town this season.
Striker Omar Bogle believes he has all the attributes needed to succeed in the Sky Bet Championship for Wigan Athletic having joined for an undisclosed fee from Grimsby Town.

Bogle has hit 19 goals in all competitions for the Mariners so far this season having guided them to promotion from the National League in the previous campaign.

The 23-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the club, and admitted that he can’t wait to get going in blue and white.

“I’m buzzing to get the move done, I’m joining a massive club,” he told Latics PlayerHD. “It’s been a really hectic day with everything that’s gone on but I’m really happy to be here now.

“There’s been lots of speculation and lots of different phone calls, but in the end I’m where I want to be and I couldn’t be happier.”

Bogle’s form for Solihull Moors caught the attention of Grimsby in 2015, and the striker netted 35 goals in 78 appearances in all competitions during his spell at Blundell Park. 

“I owe a lot of Grimsby Town, the chairman, the gaffer, my teammates and the fans, who were great with me. I’ll always appreciate their support.

“I’ve handled the step up from the Conference and have done well this year, but that’s testament to the gaffer at Grimsby and the players I had around me.”

He is now looking forward to performing in front of the Latics supporters, and is confident he has what it takes to score goals at this level.

“I’m quite a direct player who has attributes in every area. I’m quick, strong, put myself about a bit and have the ability to really beat players. I want to excite the Wigan fans.

“I’m ready for the challenge of stepping up to the Championship. It’s a new environment for me playing against bigger teams and the standard will be higher, but I’m definitely ready.

“I want to thank all the Wigan Athletic fans for their support on social media. I can’t wait to excite the crowd and do well for this club.”

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