Wigan Athletic man looking for 'fresh start'

Graeme Shinnie says he's treating this week's return to training with Wigan Athletic as 'a fresh start for me'.

By Paul Kendrick
Monday, 20th June 2022, 11:53 am
Updated Monday, 20th June 2022, 11:53 am

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Graeme Shinnie

Shinnie recently spoke of his 'unsettling' start to his Latics career, and has reiterated his desire to show the club's supporters what he can do.

“My focus is to go down to Wigan after enjoying some time off with my family," he told the Press and Journal.

“I stay away from football as much as I can at this time of year and enjoy the down-time as much as possible to let my body rest and recover.

“I am back for pre-season on Thursday and, once there, it is about hitting the ground running, being as fit as I can and looking to play in the Wigan team. That’s all I’m focused on.

“I found it tough to start with when I moved down and my family had moved from Scotland.

"I was initially living in a hotel and it was a different experience in my career.

“Wigan were high-flying at the time and had a really settled team who went on to win the league. I helped the team in any way I could.

“So I am looking at it as a fresh start for me at Wigan.

"I aim to get a good pre-season under my belt and really hit the ground running down there.”