Wigan have confirmed that striker Will Keane has extended his contract with the Latics until the end of the season.
Following his release from Ipswich Town last season, the former Manchester United frontman signed a short-term deal at the DW Stadium.
However, after producing some impressive goalscoring form in recent weeks for Wigan, the hierarchy have made the decision to keep Keane at the club for the remainder of the current campaign.
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Keane has made 12 appearances in all competitions, scoring five times as the managerless Latics bid to avoid a second consecutive relegation.
The striker has managed four goals in his previous six outings for Wigan, including a late winner in their dramatic victory over Burton Albion in their most recent League One match last month.
He’ll be hoping to add his tally when the Lancashire outfit return to league action with another crunch relegation clash at Rochdale on Saturday afternoon.
Here’s how the Wigan supporters react on Twitter to Keane’s contract extension:
Excellent news. 7 things needed to get done. Sign Gardner and Keane. Get new RB, CB, defensive CM. Get Lang back. Keep Joseph.
4 and a half done. 2 and a half to go. Just need to re-sign Kipre and Morsy we'll be in good shape.
— John O (@sirhlyon) January 15, 2021
Great news, get this takeover done and get Joseph tied down to a long term deal
— Ian Carter (@IanCart59216988) January 15, 2021
Great news. It's been a good week. Announce new owners and contracts for Joseph and Viv.i'm asking for to much aren't i.
— Darren Ashcroft (@AshcroftDarren) January 15, 2021
Brilliant news – Slotting in behind Joseph and Lang ….. Goals galore …UTT
— Justice4Wigan (@JonesFapm) January 15, 2021
As long as he stays fit he will be some player for us
— Gallen Leung (@GallenLeung) January 15, 2021
Nice, keep it coming
— Hugh Norris (@HughNozza) January 15, 2021
More good news. Hope there is more to come.
— Dave R (@jollylatic) January 15, 2021
Good to see! He needs to stay fit and goals will flow in for him.
— яєαℓιѕт נανѕтαн 💻🖱 (@RHJOfficial) January 15, 2021
— Dan (@WAFCDaniel) January 15, 2021
— WAFC 🇬🇧 (@MatthewWAFC) January 15, 2021