Darron Gibson says he’s already seen enough during his short time at Wigan Athletic to want to finish his career at the DW Stadium.
The 30-year-old is currently licking his wounds after being red-carded – harshly in the view of some – in the 4-0 derby defeat at Preston last weekend.
But he insists his overall impression of the club so far has been overwhelmingly positive.
And after signing a ‘short-term’ deal over the summer, he says he’d be more than happy to commit the rest of his career to Latics.
“Do you know what, it’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed my football as much as I have this year,” Gibson told the Wigan Post.
“The gaffer’s been brilliant with me, it’s a great set of lads, there’s no egos in the camp, everyone gets on with each other.
“I’m here for a year initially, but I’d be delighted to stay here for longer...for the rest of my career, I’d be delighted.”
Gibson had been preferred to Lee Evans in the engine room at Preston alongside returning skipper Sam Morsy.
And after serving his suspension, he hopes to force his way back in the side and justify the faith shown in him by Paul Cook.
“Hopefully I can just get my head down, play a few games and the manager will look after me,” added the ex-Ireland international.
“I’ve been enjoying my football again at Wigan, and it makes a really big difference going home at night, I can tell you that.”