Wigan Athletic striker moves on

Charlie Jolley says he's looking forward to a 'new challenge' at Tranmere after ending his seven-year association with Wigan Athletic.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 3:18 pm
Charlie Jolley

The 20-year-old forward has joined the League Two outfit for an undisclosed fee, on an initial 18-month contract.

And while sad to leave Latics, his glass is very much half full.

"It’s a new challenge for me, and now I’m looking forward to getting going and hopefully I can score some goals," said Jolley, who joins fellow ex-Wiganers James Vaughan and Kaiyne Woolery at Prenton Park.

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"The club is on the up. You see our form in the league, and the type of football that we play, I think it would suit me perfectly.

"I spoke to a couple of people I know here, and it just seemed right.

"I think the type of player I am - I like high-energy football, and you see the lads give their all - I am definitely looking forward to getting my chance and hopefully making a mark."

Rovers boss Keith Hill is delighted with the capture, telling Tranmere's website: "He is brilliant and young with energy.

"He wants to improve and wants to play first team football. We’re going to give him the opportunity to develop him and integrate him as quickly as possible as we can.

“I think it is a great signing and acquisition by the club, and we are planning for the future as well.

“He’s a player I’ve always had my eye on and I think he’s got great energy, good movement and enthusiasm and, when I had the conversation with him, he really wants to improve, and it is a great opportunity for everyone involved.

“He’ll contribute wherever we want him to play in that front line with effort, endeavour and the rest of the attributes he’s got.

"He is a key acquisition, not just for now but for the future.”