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6 June 2017

Midfielder penned a new deal at the DW Stadium today

  • "This is the best club I've played for during my career" - David Perkins.
  • Midfielder eager to start working with new manager Paul Cook.
  • He first joined Latics in May 2015.

Midfielder David Perkins says he’s eager to team up with new manager Paul Cook after signing a one-year contract extension with Latics today.

Perkins, who made 29 appearances in all competitions for the club last season, extends his stay at the DW Stadium having initially signed in May 2015.

The 34-year-old won the club’s player of the season, players’ player of the season and away player of the season awards when Latics were promoted from the third tier in May 2016, before being named League One’s player of the season at the North West Football Awards in November 2016.

After signing his contract, Perkins said: “I’m made up to have signed a new contract here, I’ve said it a few times now and it’s the best club I’ve played for during my career, so it’s great to finally get the deal signed.

“The aim for us is to get out of League One, as it was when I first joined the club, so we’ll be looking to do that in a similar style as to how we did it a couple of years ago.

“We’ve got a strong squad and I know a few more people now, so hopefully we can start the season brightly and have a good campaign.”

Perkins is now looking forward to working with Cook, who was appointed Latics’ new manager last week after leaving Portsmouth.

“The new gaffer is top drawer to be fair. I’ve come up against his teams a few times and I’ve heard a few stories about him that he’s straight to the point and no nonsense. He knows how he wants his teams to play football and he’ll get us working hard. I’m looking forward to working with him.

“He’s a big character who will tell people how it is and how we wants to go about things. He’s had success doing that over the years so long may that continue.”

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