Championship: I Don’t Regret Joining Wigan – Balogun
By Sampson Adedeji
Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has said that it’s not a thing of regret for him joining the championship side Wigan FC.
Balogun made the switch to the DW Stadium on deadline day Premier league club Brighton Hive Albion, but it wasn’t the first time he’d crossed paths with Wigan.
“My first encounter with Wigan was actually during my first year as a professional in 2008.
“I was playing for Hanover in a friendly when they were still in the Premier League back then.
“Their FA Cup win over Manchester City stands out, and my friend Victor Moses from Nigeria was a big player for them. Then you have Dan Burn, who used to play here, and he told me a little bit about the group while Gaetan Bong began his career in England with the club.”
Wigan’s impressive run have lifted the side to 19th in the division ahead of Saturday’s crucial game with Luton Town.
“So far it’s been brilliant. I had a good talk with the manager Paul Cook and I don’t have any regrets because it’s an amazing group,” he said.
“People in and around the club are great and there’s a real positive chemistry – it’s not what you might have thought given the league position when I joined. The confidence is high and at the moment we’re doing well. The results speak for themselves,” he said.
Balogun has played 5 matches for Wigan, has now played for seven clubs in England and Germany and believes his experience can help Wigan in the closing weeks of the season.