Wigan Athletic attacker Gavin Massey’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season, with fellow Championship sides Nottingham Forest and Derby County eyeing him up on a short-term deal.

But, Nottingham Forest and Derby County’s hopes of tempting Gavin Massey away from Wigan Athletic have been dashed, after the club announced on Friday morning that the attacker has penned a new two-year deal with the club.

Speculation was growing that Massey was going to depart the DW Stadium if they were relegated from the Championship. But after Paul Cook’s side secured their Championship status for another season, Massey came out to say that he was hoping they could come to an agreement over a new deal.

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Now, speaking to the Wigan Athletic club website, Massey has said that he is “buzzing” to have agreed a new deal and is hoping to kick on further next season.

“We have class fans here and they have been really good to me since I have been here,” Massey said.

“I hope I have repaid them, especially with the goals at Leeds.

“I am buzzing to get this done; it has been ongoing throughout the season and circumstances – in terms of how we were doing in the league – made me want to make sure we stayed up.

“I look back at it as a really positive season for me, especially because it was my first main season in the Championship and I know I can handle it. Next season, I am looking forward to kicking on even more.”