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16 October 2017

Forward pens extended deal with the club until the summer of 2020.

  • Wigan Athletic forward Michael Jacobs signs new contract
  • Jacobs, 25, extends stay at the DW Stadium until the summer of 2020
  • Jacobs: "I have played some of my best football here and I am excited for the future."
Wigan Athletic forward Michael Jacobs has signed a two-year contract extension at the DW Stadium.
Jacobs, 25, has signed until the summer of 2020, following in the footsteps of Will Grigg, who also signed a new contract last month.
After signing from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2015, Jacobs has gone on to make 96 appearances for Latics, scoring 17 goals – the latest of which came on Saturday in the 3-0 win over Southend United.
A regular under new manager Paul Cook so far this campaign, the boss was understandably delighted to secure Jacobs' future here at the DW.
"I have made no secret of my desire to keep Michael at the club beyond this season and I am very pleased that the club has been able to agree a deal with him," Cook explained.
"Michael is such a talented footballer who is really thriving off the way we are playing at the moment.
"I know he is a really popular player amongst the fans, not just for his ability but being such a great lad as well and I am sure this is news that goes down well with everyone associated with the club."
Jacobs, affectionately known as 'Crackers' by staff, teammates and supporters alike, added:
"I have played some of my best football here and I am excited for the future."
"The manager has been excellent since he has come in and the boys are really buying into the way he wants us to play – I think the results show that.
"To get my future sorted feels good and now I can put full focus into getting this club back into the Championship."
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