Sam Morsy: 'Light at end of tunnel' after 'horrific year' for Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic have been backed to draw a line under a 'horrific year' and secure their League One safety - before welcoming in a 'bright future'.
Sam Morsy leads out LaticsSam Morsy leads out Latics
Sam Morsy leads out Latics

That's the view of former skipper Sam Morsy who has watched on from Middlesbrough - where he moved last summer - as his old club have clung to life for most of the last 12 months.

Incredibly, Latics can confirm their place in League One this weekend with a game to spare - if they win at Hull OR Rochdale and Northampton fail to win.

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Even so, they have a safety net of already-relegated Swindon at the DW on the last day of the campaign to get the job done.

And Morsy says it would go down in club history if they can pull off the greatest of 'Great Escapes'.

"To say it's been a horrific year would be an understatement," he told Wigan Today.

"The club, the town, the fans have been through it...but hopefully now there's light at the end of the tunnel and a bright future.

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"You have to pay the lads at Wigan have done so well to get to the position they are now, with their fate in their own hands, with everything that's happened.

"You've got so many young lads, players who hadn't been playing elsewhere, players who had been injured...and it's just all come together and it's fantastic to see.

"Callum Lang's come back from loan and done really well, and Will Keane has been doing well alongside him.

"Having goals in your team's really important, and they seem to have that at the moment when they need it.

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"They've done a terrific job already, and if they can stay up they would write their names into club history.

"And hopefully with the new owners, who have a clear vision of the future, hopefully put some money in, there are great times ahead."

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