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James McClean Will Not Be Returning To Derry City As He Decides To Stay At Wigan

James McClean Will Not Be Returning To Derry City As He Decides To Stay At Wigan
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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James McClean has announced that he will staying with Wigan Athletic next season, despite his side's relegation to League One.

This will come as a huge disappointment to Derry City fans, as there had been speculation that the 34-year-old winger may return to his home town club for the 2023/24 season.

McClean last played for Derry City 2011 before he made the move across the water to Sunderland.

While it is disappointing for those wishing to see a player of his quality in the League Of Ireland, it is probably better for the national side that he stays at the standard he is at.

James McClean Will Not Be Heading Back To Derry City

1 May 2023; Republic of Ireland international James McClean, and his wife Erin, during the SSE Airtricity Men's Premier Division match between Derry City and Shamrock Rovers at The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium in Derry. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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McClean was also recently announced as Wigan's 2022/2023 Player of the Year, showing that the Irishman clearly has a lot more to offer for both club and country.

"Congratulations are in order to James McClean, who has been voted as the club's 2022/23 Player of the Year award winner by the Wigan Athletic supporters," said Wigan Athletic.

"The popular Republic of Ireland international received 51% of the overall vote, after being a virtual ever-present for Shaun Maloney's side throughout the 2022/23 Championship campaign.


"The Latics left-sider certainly gave everything for the football club in each one of his 46 league outings for the Tics, contributing to 11 goals in the process (three goals, eight assists).

"He provided constant leadership throughout testing circumstances at the DW Stadium, memorably captaining Latics against Rotherham United on the final day of the season."

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