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Sam Morsy ‘honoured’ to captain Wigan

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Posted on August 5, 2017

Wigan midfielder has expressed his delight at captaining his side for the first time in his third season with the club.

The Latics won 1-0 thanks to a goal from former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell, despite going down to ten men just before half-time, a decision that Morsy described as “harsh”.

Former Portsmouth manager Paul Cook named Morsy captain just a day before his first task, however, he has experience as a captain from his days at Chesterfield.

“It’s an honour for me to captain this club,” the 25-year-old said. “It’s a massive club and a really ambitious one too, so it’s up to me do the best that I can.”

“It was a very good performance from the lads today. We were in total control and should have converted more to be honest. The game changed when we got a man harshly sent off, but even then we still looked dangerous and had the mentality to win the game.”

Morsy was also pleased by the fans presence, saying they were fantastic. He said, “we almost felt as if we were the home team with all of the noise they made, and they travelled in great numbers.”

Cook has described Morsy as a “natural leader”, saying he will follow in the footsteps of former Wigan captains such as Emmerson Boyce and Mario Melchiot.

Morsy is also the third Egyptian to play for Wigan, after Mido and Amr Zaki who played together for the club in 2009.

Wigan are among the favorites for promotion this season, a feat that Morsy achieved in his first season at the club and one that they will be hoping to repeat.

Their next game is against Blackpool at the DW Stadium, which will be Morsy’s first home game as captain.

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