Wigan Athletic star Jamie has the magic touch!

Listen very carefully, and you may well detect a definite Tartan twang in the air during Wigan Athletic's final home game of the season against Wimbledon this weekend.

Saturday, 28th April 2018, 1:52 am
Updated Saturday, 28th April 2018, 1:56 am
Jamie Walker

That’ll be the coachload of Jamie Walker’s family who have travelled down from Edinburgh to watch their boy help Latics clinch the League One title!

“I’ve got 15 of my family coming down from Scotland, so we’ll all be in the hotel on the Friday night,” Walker told the Wigan Post.

“Fingers crossed Blackburn can slip up at Charlton and we can win the league in front of them on home soil!”

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Latics are aiming to add the icing to the cake having already secured promotion in fine style at Fleetwood last weekend.

And the celebrations that followed fully vindicated Walker’s decision to make the move down from Hearts midway through the campaign.

“That’s the reason I came down from Hearts in January, obviously I knew the team was at the top of the league,” the 24-year-old acknowledged.

“It was great to see so many Wigan fans at Fleetwood, and we managed to repay that support with four goals, the win, and promotion.

“We all enjoyed the day as much as we could, because you never know when the next one is going to come around.

“Hopefully there’ll be another cause for celebration soon if we can secure the title – and that’s what everyone’s focus is on.

“We’ve always believed we’re the best team in the league and we deserve to win the title.

“If we can win the next two games we’ll definitely win the league, and that’s what we’re going all-out for.

“Obviously Blackburn have got to go to Charlton, which will be a really tough game, so we might not even need two wins.

“If we could get it done this weekend, that would be even better, but we’re prepared for it going all the way down to the last game at Doncaster.”

If there has been one downside so far, it’s been Walker’s relative lack of game-time due to injury and fitness issues.

“I came down here injured, and I’ve probably not played as much as I’d have liked,” the tricky winger admitted.

“It’s never easy for any player to switch clubs in January, and it was the first time I’d moved clubs in my career.

“Everything was new, the boys were already flying high, and it’s been hard to break into the side.

“If I was in a side that was top of the league, and somebody came in and took my place, I wouldn’t be too happy!

“All I can do is get my head down, keep working hard, and prove to the gaffer I belong here.

“But with a good pre-season, hopefully the Wigan fans will get to see the best of me – hopefully in the Championship.”

Not that he in any way regrets uprooting his family and making the big move south of the border.

“My missus and my little boy are enjoying it, and so am I,” he added.

“In an ideal world I’d be playing a little bit more and scoring a few goals, and hopefully that’s to come – there’s plenty of time for that.”