Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

DeRidder Pleased to Get Chance

DeRidder Pleased to Get Chance



Wigan Athletic midfield man Daniel DeRidder is pleased to have made his first start of the season in last Saturdays game against Liverpool at Anfield, he reckons patience finally paid off.

The Holland under 21 international was signed on a free transfer from relegated Birmingham City at the end of last season and he has made his appearances from the bench so far but he got his start last weekend, he told reporters:

'It was nice to play. I've had to be patient because the team has been doing well.

'I was training well, staying sharp and finally I got my chance.

'Hopefully I can go on like this and get the opportunity to impress even more.

'We played with three midfielders and two wingers at Liverpool, so I got my chance with Antonio Valencia playing inside.

'Antonio is out for the next game but I'm not really thinking about that at the moment.

'The Villa match is a big one for us. It should be a good game against a big team.

'I've got memories of playing against them for Birmingham before coming to Wigan.'


DeRidder says he is mighty impressed with the man of the moment Amr Zaki and his goal to game ratio, he said:

'Zaki is a very clinical finisher, that is what it is all about when you are a striker.

'It's fantastic for us the way he is playing.

'Now he has seven goals in the league which is a great ratio - we're not Manchester United, we don't get too many opportunities.

'Zaki is a great fighter as well, he puts his body up against defenders, makes it uneasy for them in the region of the ball.

'His style helped myself and Olivier Kapo be more creative against Liverpool.'


Nice one Dan, hopefully you should get another start on Sunday against Aston Villa

Vital Latics - Looking forward to Sunday

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday October 21 2008
Time: 9:27PM

Comments

0
DeRidder played well on Sunday but he needs to show a little more strength for me
worbo
21/10/2008 21:30:00
0
I've always rated DeRidder (anyone that knows me from Vitalfulham knows I am big on the dutch players!). You have yourselves a very good player and am very jelous he is wearing blue and white! Good luck with the rest of your season and see you guys next week! bring your fancy dress!
oranje_emu
22/10/2008 01:16:00
0
Thanks you 2. He is a quality player, lets see what he does now he's got his chance
Jonni_G
22/10/2008 10:22:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Stats: Gillingham FC v Wigan Athletic

All the stats from Gillingham FC (1) vs (1) Wigan Athletic , Priestfield stadium , 17/10/2017 Att: 4,705

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for the season of 2017/18.

Safe Standing's About To Be Real

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Gillingham 1-1 Wigan Match Report

Being top of the league didn't last long, did it? We'll leave that talk until May from now on. We drew 1-1 with a well-drilled Gillingham side.

Paul Cook made one change to the side that beat Southend United 3-0 on Saturday. Ivan Toney returned to the starting line-up, replacing Will Grigg.

It was an open first 20 minutes, which saw both sides miss good opportunities. Gavin Massey, Nathan Byrne and Dan Burn all had chances to open the scoring, while Sean Clare came close with a vol

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Dan Rodenby
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Latics win League One this season?
Suggested By: Paul Cook
Yes53%
No29%
Too early to say18%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.truelatic4eva113
2.Moonay105
3.Lord of the pies102
4.Get a Grip!93
5.TRUE BELIEVER67
6.walgarthjohn53
7.Kenny Morris52
8.Martinez198651
9.hindleymonwafc50
10.NYC_LATICS40
Vital Football Comment