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16 October 2017

Latics forward Michael Jacobs delighted to extend stay at the DW Stadium for two more years.

  • WATCH: Michael Jacobs on signing his new Wigan Athletic contract.
  • Jacobs now set for stay at the DW Stadium until the summer of 2020.
  • Jacobs: "I’m delighted because it’s something I’ve wanted to get done for quite a while now."

We caught up with Michael Jacobs after he signed his new Latics contract this morning.

Watch his full interview with iFollow Latics FREE above.

Jacobs on extending his stay with the club

I’m delighted because it’s something I’ve wanted to get done for quite a while now. I spoke to the club to see what we could sort once the transfer window shut, and it’s now just great to have finally agreed everything with the chairman and the manager. I really enjoy playing my football for this club so I’m happy to extend my stay for another couple of years.

Jacobs on settling in the area

I didn’t really know the area before I moved here but I’m settled now and it always helps when you’re enjoying your football too. We’ve got an opportunity this season to put right the disappointment of last year and get back up into the Championship. Getting promoted from League One during my first season here was one of the highlights of my career, so if we can do that again this year but then push on from there it’d be ideal.

Jacobs on the season so far

It’s been enjoyable so far this season and the squad we’ve got is so strong. We’ve set our stall out from the start and have picked up some great results. It’s important now that we’re top of the league that we try and stay there for as long as we can.

Jacobs on nearing 100 Latics appearances

It’s always a great achievement to get to a 100 games at any club, and I saw Max Power do it recently so it’ll be nice when I get there too. Hopefully when I get to that stage I’ll be able to get a few more under my belt and start to build a nice little tally up.

Jacobs on Will Grigg signing his new deal

It was great to see Will sign his contract extension a few weeks ago because he’s the talisman of the club if you like. When you’ve got players like him staying at the club it does make you want to commit your future too because its players like that you want to be playing with.

Jacobs on Blackpool away

When we played at Blackpool a couple of seasons ago the atmosphere was brilliant, so I’m expecting another good turnout on Saturday. The fans back us wherever we go and they seem to really enjoy the away days in League One.

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