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After a slow start to his time at Wigan Athletic, things have started to look up for Kieffer Moore in recent weeks.
Following his move from Barnsley for a reported £3million back in the summer transfer window, Moore had originally found goals hard to come by for the Latics, with the striker scoring just twice in his first half a season at the DW Stadium.
But having now scored four times in Wigan’s last nine games, it does seem as though Moore is starting to approach the sort of form that will have convinced them to spend such money to prise him away from Oakwell at the end of last season.
So how much do you know about Moore?
Here, we take a look at two facts about the Wigan striker that you may or may not be aware of.
He might not have been playing for any team this season
Last February, while playing for Barnsley in a 4-1 win away from Gillingham, Moore had to be stretched off after a sickening clash of heads with Gills defender Gabriel Zakuani that left the striker unconscious for eight minutes.
Despite the fact he fractured his skull in the incident, Moore returned to action little over two months later to see out the season as Barnsley secured promotion to the Championship, although it seems things could have played out very differently.
Speaking earlier in the current campaign, Moore revealed it took him weeks to fully remember the incident, and even admitted that he had spoken to doctors about retirement in the aftermath of the injury, which would have brought an end to his playing career at the age of just 26.
His split international alleigiances
Back in September, Moore made his international debut for Wales in a friendly against Belarus, and has since gone onto make four more appearances for Ryan Giggs’ side, helping them to qualify for the European Championships.
During those games, Moore has been playing alongside the likes of Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, Manchester United’s Daniel James, and Aaron Ramsey of Juventus in attack, although once again, things could have been rather different for the striker.
Having been born in Torquay, Moore is actually eligible to play for Wales through his maternal grandfather, and even represented England’s C team – for non-league players – earlier in his career, meaning his international exploits could have also taken him in an alternative direction to the one they ultimately have.
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