New-boy happy with Wigan Athletic introduction

Jason Kerr couldn't mask his delight at marking his Wigan Athletic league debut with a clean sheet and three points against 10-man Burton.

By Paul Kendrick
Sunday, 31st October 2021, 11:26 am
Updated Sunday, 31st October 2021, 11:28 am
Jason Kerr enjoys the celebrations following Latics' second goal against Burton
Jason Kerr enjoys the celebrations following Latics' second goal against Burton

The big centre-back - a big-money summer signing from St Johnstone - has had to be patient to get his opportunity in the backline.

But he slotted in well alongside Curtis Tilt and Jack Whatmough as Latics bounced back from the midweek loss to Lincoln.

“I’m delighted to make my league debut, I thought it went very well," he said.

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“We went 1-0 up and I thought we were dominant, even before they got a man sent off.

“We could’ve easily got sloppy but I felt that it was a professional performance from the lads and we managed to get the job done."

Latics switched to a back three to accommodate Kerr's inclusion, and he didn't put a foot wrong in a familiar position.

"Last season at St Johnstone, I played that position, I was on the right of a back three, so it was pretty familiar to me," he said.

"I slotted in there with ease and I feel like I’ve done well.

“It has been difficult because last season I played basically every game.

"But I didn’t expect to come straight into the squad and I knew that the squad were doing really well when I first came.

“I wasn’t expecting to force myself in but I’ve been patient and I’ve taken my chance when the gaffer gave it to me."

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