Championship: Ryan Tunnicliffe happy to join Wigan and setting sights on promotion
Ryan Tunnicliffe says it was an easy decision to join Wigan on loan and he now hopes to fire the club to promotion.
Last Updated: 26/02/14 6:09pm
Tunnicliffe only joined Fulham from Manchester United on transfer deadline day, but was made available for loan after Felix Magath replaced Rene Meulensteen.
He agreed a deal on Tuesday to link up with the Latics for the remainder of the season, and believes they are capable of bouncing back up to the Premier League at the first attempt.
"I'm delighted to be here, being a north-west lad it's a great move for me," said the 21-year-old in the Wigan Evening Post.
"I can't wait to get involved in the promotion push and help in any way I can.
"I'm obviously coming into a side that is in great form.
"If they can win their game in hand they can get into the play-offs.
"The general feeling around the club is they need to push into the play-offs, and hopefully I can help them do that."
Tunnicliffe spent the first half of this season on loan at Ipswich and had reportedly attracted interest from a number of clubs, but he jumped at the chance to move to Wigan after holding talks with boss Uwe Rosler earlier in the week.
"We had a good chat on Monday and I went away from the meeting very impressed with his thoughts on football and on me as a person," Tunnicliffe said.
"He seemed like he knew what he was on about and he would be nice and fair with me."
Tunnicliffe has already played at the DW Stadium this season, when he lined up for Ipswich as Nick Powell helped Wigan to a 2-0 victory.
He is now looking forward to playing alongside Powell, who is on loan at the club from Manchester United.
"I played at the DW for Ipswich in the first half of the season, and I thought we were unlucky to be defeated 2-0," he added.
"But it was a great experience to play here and that should stand me in good stead.
"Nick Powell scored that day. It was a bit of a scruffy goal but that's what he is - a goalscorer.
"I've played with Nick a few times, and we get on very well. I'm hoping to come here and complement his game, and I'm sure he will mine."