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It's been crazy

29 April 2013

Gosset on his whirlwind end to the season

Danny Gosset has described the end to his season as "crazy."

The 18-year-old scholar has had plenty to cheer, a professional contract and first-team debut.

Midfield man Gosset said: "It has been a crazy finish to the season, one I will never forget.

"Getting a professional contract was something I have dreamed of since I started playing football at the age of four and it was like a huge weight off my shoulders.

"And to make my first-team debut has made it extra special."

Welshman Gosset was handed his league bow as a substitute at Shrewsbury Town last Tuesday. That was followed by a first start on Saturday at Leyton Orient.

Gosset said: "First-team football is far different to the youth team and the reserves - the game is quicker and the intensity a lot higher.

"You have to make sure you don't switch off."

Gosset was told he was starting at Leyton Orient the day before the match.

He said: "Against Shrewsbury, I was more excited rather than nervous.

"But on Saturday I was nervous as we walked out and I saw the fans. There were butterflies but, at the same time, I was also buzzing."

Gosset added it was a help having on-loan Norwich City player Korey Smith alongside him.

"Korey is an experienced player and he kept talking to me and telling me what to do," he said.

What made Gosset's ending to the season even more remarkable was the fact that early this year he was ruled out for almost two months with a fractured knee cap which was sustained in training.

He said: "It was a worrying time when I was injured and you wonder what might happen.

"Since I regained fitness things could not have gone better."

Gossett says new Latics' manager Lee Johnson has been a massive influence on his career in his short time at the club.

He said: "The manager has been brilliant to work with.

"He is young himself and he likes to bring young players into the team."

Gosset, who lives between Caernarvon and Bangor, has been with Latics since the under-14's after being spotted by a scout playing for Cae Glyn.

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