Wigan Athletic forward Viv Solomon-Otabor says he cannot wait to be out at the DW Stadium after securing his future with the club.
Solomon-Otabor has signed until the end of the 2020-21 season after an impressive first half of the campaign prior to his injury.
“I’m pleased and also happy to be back fit. I’m working again and training with the team and being able to get back to myself again – like I was before I was injured – is good and I am pleased to sign until the end of the season,” Solomon-Otabor told Latics TV.
“This week gives me a full week’s training to be in contention to play Saturday whether that’s from the beginning or coming off the bench and playing a part and showing everyone that I’m back playing.
“It’s been tough; I’ve never had a long-term injury where I’ve had an operation before so it was mentally challenging for me, my family and my close friends. It was a process and I needed to get over it and get back to myself again and get as fit as possible. It’s a blessing to be back and be able to compete with the boys and play.
“I can’t thank the club enough; all the staff and everyone for the support and for their help coming in in the mornings – Saturday and Sunday – to help me ultimately get fit and get back to what I was doing before I was injured which was playing football and enjoying it.
“Now that I’m back everyone can be happy and proud when I step out on the pitch and show the work that has been done together. I really appreciate what the club have done for me in the last three to four months.”
And he added the messages from supporters on social media haven’t gone unnoticed.
“I’m getting 20 messages a day asking what I’m doing or what’s happening but it’s refreshing and nice that the fans have taken to me since I’ve been here and want them to play for my club which I really appreciate,” Solomon-Otabor added.
“I can’t wait to be back playing and back on the pitch again. It’s been tough not being able to play over the months but now that I’m able to be in contention and days away from playing a match I can’t wait to get back out there and start from where I left off and get cracking again, start scoring more goals, getting assists for the team and be in a decent place in the league.”Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.