Moses sets sights on England call-up

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Victor Moses believes his move to Wigan can pave the way for a full England call-up.

Moses - who has been capped at England Under-19 level - joined the Latics from Crystal Palace for around £2.5m yesterday after signing a three-and-a-half-year deal at the DW stadium.

Having chosen Wigan ahead of a host of other clubs, the 19-year-old forward is hoping to make an impact in the Barclays Premier League that will put him in the reckoning for a place in the senior national squad.

Moses told www.wiganlatics.co.uk: "There was a lot of speculation about me going to a number of clubs, but from the first day when I met with the gaffer (Roberto Martinez) and Brenda (Spencer, Wigan chief executive) they were very welcoming, made me feel very happy to be here and I just thought to myself, 'this is the right club for me'.

"There were a number of clubs interested but I'm very happy to have chosen Wigan Athletic ahead of them.

"I've played a lot of football in the Championship and now I'm being given the chance to prove myself in the Premier League. I know I'll have to step my game up and work a lot harder. I'm looking forward to every game and hopefully I can continue progressing as a player.

"Now that I'm in the Premier League hopefully I can prove to everyone that I am a good player, and hopefully in the future a call-up to the England senior team might be on the cards.

"But I just want to take things one step at a time and focus on playing for Wigan Athletic for the time being."

Moses - along with fellow deadline-day recruit Marcelo Moreno - is not eligible for tonight's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Notts County, but could make his Wigan debut on Saturday at Sunderland.

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