, 32-year-old ‘loving it’ at Wigan Athletic as contract moves towards expiry date

32-year-old ‘loving it’ at Wigan Athletic as contract moves towards expiry date

Wigan Athletic winger Callum McManaman has issued a glowing review of life with the Latics as he approaches the end of his contract.

Wigan Athletic saw winger McManaman come through their youth ranks as a youngster, first having him on the books from 2007 until a switch to West Brom in January 2015.

He returned for the 2018/19 season but since then, there have been some tough spells for the Huyton-born ace. A year with Luton Town was followed by a spell out of the game before a move to Australia with Melbourne Victory, playing 22 times for the club.

McManaman then returned to England with Tranmere Rovers but after his deal there ended in 2022, he spent a year out of the game prior to joining Wigan Athletic for a third stint. The 32-year-old has gone on to play 41 times this season, taking his appearance total for the club to 174.

McManaman’s deal is up at the end of this season, but as the expiry date nears, he’s had nothing but good things to say about life at the DW Stadium. As quoted by Wigan Today, the winger said he feels he still has a lot to offer as Shaun Maloney and co look to build ‘something special’.

“Definitely, I feel like there’s plenty left in the tank, and also mentally as well,” he said.

“The break I had from the game has probably done me the world of good mentally, and now I’ve come back I feel I’ve got a few years left in me yet.

“It’s a great place to be here at the moment, especially with so many quality young players coming through. We’re building something special here, the team spirit is getting better and better, we’re all together, and there’s a good mix in the dressing room.

“I’m loving it here and I think everyone is, to be fair.”

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A future with the Latics?

McManaman might not have been a nailed-on starter this season, but he’s been a really valuable figure for Wigan Athletic. Along the way, he’s added two goals and three assists, offering his services as a winger or attacking midfielder for the League One club.

After a tough few years and a spell out the game, few would have expected him to have such a positive impact at 32. His mentality and experience is of great value with some young talents in the group and going forward, you can see him having a future with the Latics beyond the end of this season.

As his contract winds down, fans will be hopeful that McManaman is tied down to a new deal. He seems to be thoroughly enjoying life back at the DW Stadium and he’s proven this season that he can still have an important part to play under former teammate Maloney.

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