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JOSH McEACHRAN ON WIGAN ATHLETIC DEBUT

Wigan McEachran Fortune Charlton

Wigan Athletic v Charlton Athletic - Marc-Antoine Fortune and Josh McEachran ahead of kick off.

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12:27 2nd February 2014

by Nick Taylor

Josh McEachran happy to contribute on winning debut.

Uwe Rosler announced on Friday afternoon that Josh McEachran would make the bench for yesterday’s Championship clash with Charlton Athletic, but the on loan Chelsea midfielder admitted he didn’t think his first Latics appearance would happen as it did.

“I didn’t expect my debut to have an ending like that,” said McEachran.

“But it’s really good and brilliant three points to collect after the way we dominated the game.

“We had all of the play in both halves but we just couldn’t find that way through which was very frustrating for the lads.

“It felt like it would just be a matter of time until we did and we’re all glad it didn’t turn into one of those days.”

Happy with his own contribution to Latics’ dramatic late turnaround with an assist for Marc-Antoine Fortune’s equaliser, the 20-year-old added:

“I’m a central midfielder so it’s natural for me to want to offer people spaces to run into and that’s what I tried to do and it paid off for Marco (Fortune) with his goal.

“I’m happy with the pass for Marco’s goal and then Jordi’s free kick was just something special to give us the points.

“I thought I did well coming on and I’m happy with the impact I made.”

Having worked through a training programme with Latics’ Head of Performance Chris Haslam since his arrival at the club, McEachran said there’s still work to be done.

“Personally I’ve still got a lot of work to do and I’ve got to get a lot fitter because I didn’t feel completely up to speed when I came on.

“But as a midfielder I want to get on the ball as much as I can and create chances and I think that side of my game showed through.

“I really enjoyed my time on the pitch and we’ve all got to keep pushing from this moment, we can’t stop now.”

You can watch highlights of yesterday’s 2-1 victory against Charlton Athletic on YouTube by [clicking here].

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