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17 January 2017

Sam Morsy talks exclusively to Latics PlayerHD after signing new deal with Latics until 2019.

  • Sam Morsy interview with Latics PlayerHD.
  • Midfielder thanks Warren Joyce and Latics’ supporters for their backing.
  • “There seems to be a confidence back in the squad,” Morsy.
Wigan Athletic midfielder Sam Morsy spoke of his delight at extending his stay at the DW Stadium until 2019 in an exclusive interview with Latics PlayerHD on Tuesday afternoon.

Morsy told the club’s official channel that manager Warren Joyce was crucial behind the move, saying:

“I’m really pleased to have extended my deal with the club. When I spoke to the manager after he got the job, he said he wanted me back in straight away and that it’s going to be a clean slate for me. 

“I’ve really enjoyed my football since I’ve started to work under him, and we’ve obviously had two positive results to go with that so things are looking up.

“I got told that I wouldn’t play for the club again and that I’d have to find a new club, so for that I’ve got to thank Barnsley, the fans, the players and the staff who were brilliant with me. I really enjoyed my time with the club, but football is a funny old game and when Warren told me I was his sort of player it was welcome words, and since then I’ve enjoyed working under him.”

Morsy believes on the back of two victories, the feeling around the Wigan Athletic Training Centre in Euxton has changed with confidence evident in Tuesday’s training session.

“Training was really bright today and there seems to be a confidence back in the squad,” he added. “Sometimes a win is all it takes to get that back, so hopefully the manager will be able to bring a couple of more faces in too to help out.

“There’s a massive belief in the squad. We’re only a couple of points off now and from what I’ve heard in recent weeks the lads can feel unlucky with some of the results they’ve had. That’s in the past now though and we’re just concentrating on getting stronger and stronger.”

And a third consecutive win ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Manchester United would only boost the bid for Championship survival further.

“We’re not really thinking about the Manchester United game yet,” he continued. “It’s a great day for the club but that’s not our main focus right now. Our focus at the moment is Brentford at home because we need the three points. It’s another big game for us.

“We’ve just got to try and keep climbing. We’re not paying too much attention to the league table at the moment, but we know that we need at least one period during the second half of the season where we go on a really good run where we’re consistent. Hopefully this can be the start of it.”

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