The Football League Paper - - FA CUP FOURTH ROUND - By Paul El­li­son

BOSS Gary Cald­well says Sam Morsy and Ryan Col­clough per­formed so well against Wi­gan Ath­letic this sea­son that he had to bring them noth on board.

The Lat­ics have now signed six play­ers this month with mid­fielder Morsy ar­riv­ing from Ch­ester­field and winger Col­clough com­plet­ing his switch from Crewe Alexandra.

And Cald­well ad­mit­ted hav­ing seen the two re­spec­tively per­form so well against his side, he could not risk a re­peat.

“They are play­ers we have been keep­ing a close eye on so to be able to get both over the line now is a ma­jor boost for us,” said the Scot.

“We saw their tal­ent first hand in matches this sea­son and they both were stand out play­ers in matches against Ch­ester­field and Crewe re­spec­tively.

“They are ex­actly the type of play­ers we want at Wi­gan Ath­letic, young and hun­gry, but with plenty of ex­pe­ri­ence at this level at the same time as hav­ing the abil­ity to progress and play in a higher divi­sion. Hope­fully, of course, that will be with us.

“Sam is an ag­gres­sive, tal­ented cen­tral mid­fielder, a leader on and off the park, while Ryan is a young tal­ent who has the abil­ity to get peo­ple off their seat.”

Morsy, 24, has scored four goals in 26 league games this term and signed a twoand-a-half year deal, while highly-rated 21-year-old Col­clough has notched seven times in 27 League One con­tests and has agreed a three-and-a-half year con­tract.

And chair­man David Sharpe is de­lighted with the ac­qui­si­tions.

“It makes a state­ment as to our am­bi­tion that we are able to un­veil Sam and Ryan, and I think both of th­ese play­ers will be­come big favourites here,” said Sharpe.

“They fit the right age pro­file and will form part of our fu­ture for sea­sons to come.”

BOOST: Gary Cald­well

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