Vuckic ready to fight for his shirt

Haris Vuckic
Haris Vuckic

HARIS Vuckic is relishing the opportunity to fight for his place at Wigan Athletic.

The deadline-day arrival from Newcastle is one of 20 summer signings, with Gary Caldwell having huge selection problems of a welcome kind after starting the summer with a blank canvas.

The manager wants competition for places, because when you have that then the quality of the training improves

Haris Vuckic

And Vuckic, a Slovenian international, believes the competition for starting spots will underpin Latics’ promotion push – starting tomorrow at Chesterfield.

“The manager wants competition for places, because when you have that then the quality of the training improves,” he told the Evening Post.

“That leads to players developing even better, and I think it’s going to be a good season in that respect.”

Latics travel to the Proact Stadium looking to achieve their first points on the road after defeats at Coventry and Gillingham.

“If we want to get promoted, we want to picking up points away from home as well as at home,” Vuckic added. “Our aim is to win as many games as possible and that starts this weekend.”