Wigan Athletic new-boy reveals 'Sharpe' intervention!

Wigan Athletic's deadline-day capture of Matt Palmer came after a glowing reference from former chairman David Sharpe.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 3:24 pm
Updated Monday, 19th October 2020, 6:02 pm
Matt Palmer has a chat with John Sheridan and Gregor Rioch at Christopher Park

Palmer, 25, joined Latics last Friday on loan from Swindon, initially on loan until January.

And the midfielder says he sought the advice of Sharpe - who used to represent him - before putting pen to paper with Latics.

"Yeah he looked after me for a time, and only had good things to say about the club," revealed Palmer, who trained with his team-mates for the first time on Monday.

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"I spoke to him when I was first linked here.

"Not that I needed my mind making up, I was thinking I was coming here anyway.

"But he said some very nice things about the place and I can't wait to get started."

Palmer is hoping to be involved on Tuesday night when high-flying Peterborough visit the DW Stadium.

Defender Tom Pearce is also expected to return after missing Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Charlton with a slight groin strain.

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