Scottish midfielder Fraser Fyvie and Spanish defender Eduard Campabadal both came on as second half substitutes in yesterday’s final game of the season against Aston Villa to make their league debuts for Wigan Athletic.
With the score at 2-2, Fyvie was a direct replacement for Ben Watson in the middle of midfield and the Under 21 international said his introduction felt natural due to the learning process of his season.
“Coming on to the pitch had the usual feeling, it’s a game and I’ve got to make sure I do my job.
“I love playing football so to get the chance yesterday was really good and hopefully I’ll get more opportunities next season.
“I’ve been patient this season and I’ve learned a lot about how the team plays.
“The manager has taught me so much this season and I’ve taken a lot from it which should put me in a good position for next season.”
Fyvie has made eight appearances for Latics over the two domestic cup competitions, but Campabadal has never played for the club, making yesterday a special day for the 20-year-old.
“It was amazing to make my first appearance because it’s been my dream since I was young to play professionally.
“I’m really happy that the gaffer gave me the opportunity to play in the game and I think for the five minutes that I was on I played quite well.”
The Spanish full back has high hopes for his future but admits hard work must continue.
“I tried to do everything that the gaffer said which was to get forward down that right hand side and I think I did that quite well.
“If I keep working hard then hopefully next season will be a good one.”