Callum Lang Commits Future To Wigan

Wigan Athletic academy graduate Callum Lang has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

Lang, 20, has impressed in loan spells with Oldham Athletic and Morecambe in the past two seasons, scoring a combined total of 26 goals during his stay with the two Sky Bet League Two sides.

Able to play as a striker or across the forward line, Lang has been involved in pre-season for Latics and will now look to continue his progression throughout a contract which will see him remain at the DW Stadium until at least the summer of 2022.

The Liverpool-born youngster, who has appeared three times for Latics’ first team in Cup competitions, said:

"It's a very happy moment for myself and my family. I've had a few years out on loan and they've been tough, but I've worked hard and I've been rewarded with a contract which I'm very thankful for.

"I came to the club as a 13-year-old and I can't name you one coach at the Academy individually because that wouldn't be fair, they've all been great for me.

"It's been the perfect club for me. I've been here for a long time and I've enjoyed every year, so I have to thank the Academy staff because they've improved me so much as a player. Hopefully now I can repay them on the pitch.

"When I signed as a 13-year-old I always imagined playing in the first team. I'd always say to myself that I'd get into the first team one day as a way of motivation. I've had to go out on loan to do that, but it's made me 10 times a better player."

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