McCulloch backs Latics to bounce back

Lee McCulloch
Lee McCulloch

WIGAN Athletic legend Lee McCulloch has backed his old side to make a Premier League return next season.

The one-time club record signing believes that Wigan have a top manager in Uwe Rosler and with a strong Scottish contingent still at the DW, they will have what it takes to do what they narrowly missed out on in the last campaign.

“I always keep tabs on Wigan, they’re definitely my second club,” said McCulloch, who is currently the Rangers captain.

“I’m always looking out for them and I’m still in touch with a few of the boys.

“The manager is absolutely fantastic at the moment and I wish them all the best to get up there.

“I still follow all the Scottish boys there as well.

I’ve always said it, the jocks are taking over!

“I really want to come down to a game next season. Fingers crossed they can get back to the Premier League, I think they can.”

McCulloch was talking to our sister paper the Wigan Observer about Leighton Baines’ World Cup performance but also gave some insight into another left-back, new Latics signing Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, who has joined the club from Scottish side Partick Thistle.

“I’ve heard he’s a very good player,” he said.

“I’m sure the Scottish boys and everyone else at the club will look after him the way they did me and I wish him all the best.”