Fan reaction led to Viv Solomon-Otabor returning to Wigan Athletic

Wing wizard Viv Solomon-Otabor admits he didn’t need to think twice after returning to Wigan Athletic for a second spell.
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Viv Solomon-Otabor

The elusive forward enjoyed a decent run in the side at the beginning of the season, before picking up an ankle injury that required surgery.

As a result, his short-term contract expired at the beginning of last month, and he was left without a club.

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But he remained in contact with Latics, and was pleased to put pen to paper for the rest of the campaign, after proving his fitness.

“I’m pleased but also happy to be back fit,” he said. “I’m working again and training with the team, and being able to get back to myself again like I was before I was injured.

“So it’s good to be back and pleased to sign until the end of the season.

“I’ve been getting 20 messages a day, asking what I’m doing or what’s happening, but it’s refreshing and nice the fans have taken to me since I’ve been here and want them to play for my club, which I really appreciate. So thank you!”

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The 25-year-old admits it’s been a rocky few months since rolling over on his ankle against Plymouth on October 24.

“It’s been tough...I’ve never had a long-term injury where I’ve had an operation before, so it was mentally challenging for me, my family and my close friends.

"It was a process and I needed to get over it and get back to myself again and get as fit as possible.

“It’s a blessing to be back and be able to compete with the boys and play. I can’t thank the club enough, all the staff and everyone for the support for their help.

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“Now I’m back, everyone can be happy and proud when I step out on the pitch, and show the work that has been done together.

“I really appreciate what the club have done for me in the last three to four months.

“Now I’m able to be in contention and days away from playing a match, I can’t wait to get back out there and start from where I left off and get cracking again, start scoring more goals, getting assists for the team and be in a decent place in the league.”

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