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Morsy: Why I love the Sky Bet Championship

The Wigan Athletic skipper is thoroughly enjoying his football this season

20 December 2018

Wigan Athletic captain Sam Morsy says the unpredictable nature of the Sky Bet Championship makes it a fascinating league to watch and play in.

Morsy played a key role in the Latics' promotion from Sky Bet League One last season, and has featured in 20 of his side's 22 league games so far this term.

And with plenty of big fixtures to come over the festive period, the Egyptian international insists anything can happen.

“The Sky Bet Championship is renowned all over the world because of its unpredictability; the nature of it means that absolutely anything can happen on matchday," he said.

“Every level you go up, there’s a difference, for sure. Time flies by with so many fixtures but you have to enjoy it. For us, it’s about getting a run together; we’ve had lots of injuries but I’m sure we’ll get going again.

"It’s a time we’re going to cherish and enjoy, we’re in a very privileged position as footballers, so of course we’ll enjoy the Christmas fixtures. Hopefully we’ll pick up some good results along the way."

Wigan face Birmingham City at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and Wolverhampton-born Morsy believes performances on home soil could prove crucial as the season goes on.

“Home form is massive and ours has been impeccable," he added. "Even against Derby County, a game we narrowly lost with 10 men, I thought we were the better side.

"Home form is definitely important, if you can pick up three points in front of your fans at the weekend it’s good. We know that away form is something we have to improve.

“I always enjoy games against the Midlands Clubs, we managed to beat West Brom which was obviously great and it would be brilliant to beat Birmingham on Saturday too."

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