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‘Great signing’, ‘Bags of potential’ – Recent Wigan Athletic recruit is yet to make the impact many fans were expecting



This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Rewind’ series, this content strand is where we rewind back to a particular moment at a club, assess the initial reaction from the fans, and then proceed to evaluate and reflect on whether fans were right to react in that way….

When Wigan Athletic signed Kieffer Moore in the summer, he arrived at the club with big expectations, following a prolific campaign with Barnsley in League One.

The 27-year-old striker arrived at the DW Stadium after scoring 19 goals for Barnsley in all competitions last term and was expected to make a big impact for the Latics.

Wigan finished 18th in the Championship table last season, but a productive transfer window that saw manager Paul Cook strengthen his squad considerably left plenty of fans feeling optimistic about the season ahead.

Moore’s arrival at the DW Stadium was met with a huge sense of excitement and anticipation ahead of the new season.

Although Moore’s record from his previous spells in the Championship wasn’t the best – eight goals in 51 appearances – there were few Wigan fans who questioned whether he’d be able to score goals for the Latics this season.

When the club announced that they’d secured Moore’s services, Wigan fans couldn’t wait to see him in action and many took to social media to express their excitement.

However, things haven’t quite worked out for Moore since making the switch to the DW Stadium. There’s no doubt that Barnsley have struggled without him, but he’s yet to make an impact for his new club either.

Wigan haven’t done as well as many fans were hoping this season and got off to a bit of a slow start. The Latcis have struggled to score goals too – only Moore’s former club Barnsley have scored fewer in the Championship this season.

Moore has made nine appearances for Wigan in the Championship so far this season, but he’s struggled to make an impact in games and is yet to score a single goal.

The striker has definitely got a point to prove in the Championship, but he’s struggled to make an impact so far this season.

Some of his all-round performances have been decent, but as a striker, he’s judged on scoring goals and he’s failed to deliver on what was expected of him so far.

Moore scored his first goal for Wales over the international break and will be determined to make an impact for Wigan when he returns to the DW Stadium and repay some of that faith that Cook showed in him by bringing him to the club in the summer.

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Article title: ‘Great signing’, ‘Bags of potential’ – Recent Wigan Athletic recruit is yet to make the impact many fans were expecting

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