Vuckic Makes Winning Debut For Wigan – Takes To Twitter

Haris Vuckic started the game for Wigan today at Chesterfield, and he played for the first hour,  before being replaced by Hiwula-Mayifuila after 60 minutes.

At the time the score was 0-0 but then Chesterfield scored two goals in the 62nd and 68th minutes,  before Wigan came storming back with three goals in the last nine minutes. 

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Haris Vuckic in training at Newcastle this summer

They scored in the 82nd minute, the 86th minute with a penalty and then Hiwula-Mayifuila scored in stoppage time for the winner, and their first road win of the season.

After the game Haris, who is playing for his Newcastle future at Wigan this season, was delighted with the victory and he tweeted this:

That has put Wigan level with Chesterfield on 10 points after six games played and they move up nicely into 9th place.

Coventry are in 7th place, and they play at Burton tomorrow, but without Newcastle 18 year-old loanee Adam Armstrong, who is on International duty with the England U19 side.

After the game this is what Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

“Crazy game. I thought we deserved to be in front before they scored, but in the second half we just had a crazy 10 minutes.”

“Character and desire is something you need in any successful football team. The way they played in the last 15 to 20 minutes was phenomenal and we deserved to win at the end.”

“I’d look like Graham Barrow, with grey hair, if we keep doing that so that’s not how we want to win games.”

“But at times you need to have the desire to keep going. We’re going to need that throughout the season.”

The 23 year-old Newcastle midfielder has got off to a decent start and it was a great win for Wigan today, and they are now only 4 points behind leaders Gillingham.

It would be great if Wigan can mount a promotion push this season, and get straight back to the Championship at the first attempt.

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