Norwich City winger Josh Murphy is keen to fire Wigan to safety whilst on loan at the club, after speaking to the Wigan official club website.
Murphy has moved in order to get some first team experience, so he can eventually burst into the City first team. He made his full Wigan debut against Bolton Wanderers last weekend in a 1-1 draw.
Malky Mackay’s Wigan Athletic have a huge task in trying to stay in the Championship and are currently five points off of safety.
They have some tough games coming up as well, with a trip to high-flyers Middlesbrough and Derby County.
But Murphy believes he can aid Wigan in their quest for safety and believes that their is enough quality in the squad to stay up.
Murphy told the club’s official website: “I just want to get more experience and more game-time under my belt because I haven’t had as much as I would like this season at Norwich.
“One of the main aims here is to keep Wigan safe in the league and I am sure the team will help me to achieve those goals.
“The manager has just asked me to come in and work hard for him and do what I can do. I am an attacking player so I will look to get goals and hopefully this will be a good loan spell for me.
“These boys give 100pc and if we play like we can then there is no reason we can’t pick up results between now and the end of the season.”
Another teenage talent from Bolton, Tom Walker, opened the scoring in last Saturday’s derby game, but it was Wigan who were the ones to dominate the game, holding 54% of the possession and having 22 attempts on goal.
The game could not have had a more dramatic ending though, as Martin Waghorn fired in an overhead kick to earn a point for the Lactics.
Currently 22nd in the Sky Bet Championship, Wigan have now accumulated 35 points this season.