Callum Lang happy to repay Wigan Athletic 'trust'
Callum Lang hopes his role in steering Wigan Athletic to safety has gone a long way towards repaying the huge faith in him shown by Leam Richardson and Gregor Rioch.
The 22-year-old has been outstanding in the second half of the campaign, having been recalled from a loan spell at Motherwell in January.
Nine goals in 22 appearances helped Latics secure safety with a game to go.
And the popular Liverpudlian says the achievement has been made even sweeter given the off-field carnage that threatened the very future of the club.
“Administration was hard for everyone involved," he said.
“Personally, I probably didn’t get the worst of it as I was away (for the first half of the season), so it’s a nice feeling to do it for everyone.
“Since I’ve come back, they gave me the No.9 shirt, and trusted in me, so I wanted to come back and repay that with performances and goals on the pitch.
“We’ve had it harder than anyone else in the league, but we’ve got past it and, at the end of it all, we’re staying in League One and it’s a massive achievement."
Lang jumped at the chance of returning to the DW, to help do his bit for the cause.
“I’ve come back to this club, and I love it and I enjoy playing here every week," he added.
“I’ve been here since I was a kid and you see what it means to absolutely everyone.
“Everyone in the dressing room is buzzing and it’s a proud moment for everyone involved with the club.
“I’m proud of this team. Over the last few weeks especially, we’ve been brilliant on the training pitch and getting results, so I think we deserve it.
"We’ve been getting messages all the time and it’s a nice feeling and it’s a proud moment."