Reece return is '˜massive' boost

The sparkling form of Reece James after 18 months out through injury has been one of the major plus-points in Wigan Athletic's promising start to the season.
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That’s the view of boss Paul Cook, who admits James – whose contract expires at the end of the season – is proving he is worthy of long-term consideration.

“From Reece’s point of view, having been out for so long, playing regularly and playing well is massive,” acknowledged Cook.

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“He’s certainly playing very well at the moment, and long may that continue.

“Going back to pre-season, he’s naturally have been not off the pace, because that would be disrespectful to him, but a little bit taking his time, feeling his way back.

“That’s natural after being out for so long, and we’re delighted to see him back in there.”