Kieran Dowell has expressed his happiness at making his Wigan debut just 24 hours after joining on loan from Everton.
The midfielder has been brought in to try and help Wigan create more chances having not scored enough goals so far this season.
After an unsuccessful loan spell in the first-half of the season at Derby, he’ll be hoping to return to the form that he had during Sheffield United’s impressive promotion campaign last year.
Wigan are in a relegation battle and they need all the help they can get as they look to stay in the division once more.
Dowell made his debut in the 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Premier League side Leicester, before going on to eplain how he’d never played so quickly after signing.
Speaking to Wigan’s official website after the match, Dowell said: “I enjoyed being back out on the pitch and getting to know how the lads play – it’s probably the best way to get to know them being put in straight away.
“We had to get everything done yesterday and I was in Derby when everything happened, so I drove over to Leicester to meet everyone for the evening, a good sleep and then straight into the game today.
“Usually when you arrive at a club you’re waiting for that first game. I’ve never had it happen like this, but it felt good.”
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Dowell is a player that a team like Wigan is crying out for, the key for them will be getting him in the right positions when they have the ball.
In the big relegation games and where they need to take the game to the opposition, Dowell could come in very handy and potentially provide that spark that has been missing from the Latics so far this season.
He’ll be pleased to have already made his debut, and now he’ll be hoping to start for the side in their next Championship fixture next Saturday.