Super Eagles prospect Viv Solomon-Otabor has told Lactics TV that his first goal for Wigan Athletic is dedicated to teammates and medics.

Viv Solomon-Otabor recently returned from an injury lay off he sustained against Plymouth Argyle last October.

The winger scored his first Wigan Athletic goal as the Lactics humbled Plymouth Argyle 2-0 in an English League One game on Tuesday night.

“I’m really delighted to get the goal but to also get the win especially having travelled this far. It’s good for the team too.

“The gaffer is always telling me to get into those areas between the centre backs and full backs and I saw Gav [crossing from the right wing] and thought ‘this is my ball’. I struck it well and seeing it go into the top corner, I was very pleased.

“The goal meant a lot; having been out for four months, having been injured in this fixture [at home], this goal was for the lads, the staff, the doctor and the physios who helped me get back playing games and playing 90 minutes week in week out. It was for them and to say thank you to them.”

“Game by game I feel fitter, stronger and more confident,” Solomon-Otabor said. “I’m getting better every game. You can see that with the performances; they are getting stronger and we’re winning games and obviously contributing with goals and getting on the scoresheet tonight was very good.

“Everyone is getting more confident and now knowing how each other plays. We’re working hard for each other, we’re fighting because we want to stay in this league.”

The Birmingham City product lists Oxford City, Bolton Wanderers, Blackpool, Portsmouth and CSKA Sofia as his former clubs.


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