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31 January 2017

New loan signing James Weir delighted to be with Latics until the end of the season.

  • James Weir on signing for Wigan Athletic.
  • Plenty of familiar faces for Weir at Latics.
  • Weir: “I like working with Warren Joyce”
Wigan Athletic’s latest signing James Weir says he is looking forward to working with his former Manchester United coach Warren Joyce once more after he completed a loan move from Hull City to the DW Stadium on Transfer Deadline Day.

Reflecting on his move with Latics PlayerHD, Weir said:

“I am really pleased to move; I want to try and help Wigan to stay in the Championship and get some games and experience too.

“I know the manager Warren Joyce well having worked with him at Manchester United for four years, so we know each other really well.

“I moved to Hull City this summer, I’ve been there for five months and enjoyed it, but I haven’t got the games I wanted so I come to Wigan hopefully to get that.

“The manager knows me, I know him, I like working with him, I did when I was at Manchester United, and hopefully we can be successful.

“He really wanted to bring me on loan for the season to try and get goals and get chances for Wigan. He wanted me and I also wanted his help to come and get games.”

And Joyce isn’t the only familiar face for Weir at the DW:

“I know a few lads here,” he continued. “Powelly [Nick Powell], Andy Kellett and Reece James to name but a few so it will be good to come and reconnect with some of them.

“There are some good players here; I was watching some of the game against Manchester United at the week and I thought they did really well in the first-half. It will be good to meet some of the lads and get playing with them.”

Describing himself as a player, Weir finished:

“I can play anywhere in midfield and I like to get goals and assists and try and be creative,” he added. “I’ll work as hard as I can, though, and try and enjoy it.”

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