Ewood Park

Next Game

Blackburn v Wigan

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

DW Stadium

Last Game

Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

McManaman over Everton snub

Wigan striker Callum McManaman insists he has bounced back from missing out on a career with Everton after scoring against his boyhood club in their 3-0 FA Cup win at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Last Updated: 10/03/13 at 15:34 Post Comment

Callum McManaman: Came back to haunt former club Everton

Callum McManaman: Came back to haunt former club Everton

McManaman came back to haunt his former club, scoring the second of three goals in a four-minute blitz to send Roberto Martinez's side through to the semi-finals of the competition.

The 21-year-old, who was released by Everton six years ago before rebuilding his career at the DW Stadium, admitted his well-taken goal was bittersweet but necessary in keeping alive his ambition of playing in an FA Cup final.

"I was there for nine years and was released when I was 15 and it broke my heart to be honest but I still look out for Everton's results," he said.

"I was gutted when it happened but you just have to get on with it.

"It was make or break when I left. I either packed it in or went and found another club and Wigan came knocking and I haven't looked back."

McManaman can now look forward to competing in a Wembley semi-final, as long as he can convince Martinez he is worth his place in the team.

"You dream of it as a kid and I can't wait for it now," he added. "Most games I've scored so I've enjoyed the FA Cup. It is a special competition and everyone is up for it.

"We just have to keep going because if we get to the final anything can happen. I'd be disappointed if I'm not playing at Wembley."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli missing from Italy squad

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been left out of new Italy coach Antonio Conte's first squad.

Scottish Premiership: Dundee v Celtic team news

Team news for Sunday's Scottish Premiership cash between Dundee and Celtic at Dens Park (12:30 KO).

Premier League: Mark Hughes wants Stoke to push on after win at Manchester City

Mark Hughes has urged Stoke to push on in the Premier League after they stunned Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad.

Mail Box

Finding It Harder To Defend United

We have some Sunday thoughts on Manchester United's latest league point, plus farewells offered to Daniel Agger (fond) and Fernando Torres (less so)...

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property