Wigan Athletic currently sit fifth in the Championship after nine games back in the Championship after their promotion last season.
The Latics are two points off top spot having won five, drawn one and lost three of their games so far since a return to the second-tier, and that has come as no surprise, according to Josh Windass.
Speaking via Wigan Today, the summer signing said he has not been surprised by the Latics’ sensational start to life back in the Championship.
Windass arrived from Rangers in the summer on deadline day and has made seven appearances for his new side so far this term.
He has scored in their 2-1 win over Hull in midweek before setting up the winner of Bristol City last Friday evening.
And having started so well, the 24-year-old has offered his thoughts as to why he has not been surprised by his new side’s start to the campaign.
Windass said: “I didn’t come here with any other expectation other than to be fighting at the top of the league, to be honest.
“If I was going to come into this league, it wasn’t going to be a club that was only looking to make up the numbers.
“The manager and his staff made it very clear from the start what the ambitions were at this club, and we’re managing to surprise a lot of people.
“If we can keep flying under the radar, with hardly anyone speaking about us, that’s fine by us.”
Wigan take a trip to Carrow Road on Saturday to face Norwich City knowing a win could lift them to the summit of the division if results go their way.
Promoted teams tend to have a solid first season at a higher level; they are riding the crest of a wave and momentum plays a huge part in football.
Wigan had a Championship-quality team in League One and have added to strengthen upon their return to the second tier.
In the addition of Windass they have a player who was born for the Championship and having left the Scottish Premier League, he must have had a sense that there was something special in the offing at the DW Stadium.
And that is being proved right so far with the Latics current occupying a top-six place.
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