Date:Saturday September 3 2011
Wigan Athletic new boy Shaun Maloney says he can't wait to get started at the Latics.
Signed from Celtic on deadline day, the 28 year old winger revealed that it was Latics boss Roberto Martinez's positivity that made it impossible for him to say no to the move, the pull of the Premier League and Latics ambitions also played a big part
Speaking to the Latics official website Maloney said: 'I spoke to the manager a couple of days ago and that started to be the reason why, over the last couple of days, I thought this would be something that excites me. I can't wait to get started.
'It was a tough decision leaving Celtic, I grew up with the club and returned for a second spell not too long ago, but after speaking with both clubs I feel the time was right for the move.
'It's a Premier League club with big ambitions which was really appealing to me and the Manager was so positive when I was speaking with him that you can't help but want to play, train and work hard under him.'
'It's my second chance in the Premier League, I had a really enjoyable time with Aston Villa last time round and I'm looking forward to the challenge again.
'There are a few Scottish boys that I know already here and, of course, I played with Gary (Caldwell) at Celtic so we're already good friends and it'll be good to play alongside one another again.
'Again I spoke with him in the lead-up to the move and he was just as happy as I was at the prospect of joining Wigan Athletic, and I'm looking forward to seeing him again and the rest of my new team-mates.'
An excited Shaun Maloney
By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic
Latics and Proud
Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan
To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site
Date:Saturday September 3 2011
Latics Snap Up Manchester City Youngster On Loan (Tuesday July 22 2014)
The Latics Are All Kitted Out (Tuesday July 22 2014)
Chris McCann On Road To Recovery (Monday July 21 2014)
Fixture Change Affects Latics Fans Charity Walk (Monday July 21 2014)
Coach Caldwell Signs On For Another Year (Friday July 11 2014)
Vital Latics World Cup Prediction Comp 10/07/14 (Thursday July 10 2014)
Latics v Besiktas Switched To The DW Stadium (Thursday July 10 2014)
Latics Announce Signing Of Don Cowie (Thursday July 10 2014)
Roving Reporter At The Latics Training Ground (Thursday July 10 2014)
Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Latics Game Switch (Wednesday July 9 2014)
|21. Sheff Wed||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Chelsea striker becomes target
» Wolves : 23/07/2014 09:00:00
|Medel Inching Towards Cardiff Exit
» Cardiff : 23/07/2014 08:50:00
|Stockdale An Albion Target?
» Brighton : 23/07/2014 07:59:00
|Howe: I am going to rotate the squad
» Bournemouth : 23/07/2014 07:53:00
|LUFC On This Day - July 23rd
» Leeds Utd : 23/07/2014 07:13:00