Wiggins not sure where future lies
Norwich City's on loan defender Rhoys Wiggins admits he has no idea if he features in Paul Lambert's Championship plans. Wiggins celebrated League Two promotion with Bournemouth at the weekend to cap another successful loan spell on the south coast after helping the Cherries escape relegation last season.
Norwich City's on loan defender Rhoys Wiggins admits he has no idea if he features in Paul Lambert's Championship plans.
Wiggins celebrated League Two promotion with Bournemouth at the weekend to cap another successful loan spell on the south coast after helping the Cherries escape relegation last season.
Bournemouth fans are keen to see Wiggins become a permanent part of Eddie Howe's first team squad but the 22-year-old left-back still has a year to run on his Carrow Road deal.
"It does mean a lot and is nice to feel appreciated," he said. "The crowd have been fantastic with me and have given me a lot of confidence.
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"I honestly haven't got a clue about next season. I've spoken to my agent and he has been top drawer.
"We're just going to see what the summer brings. I would never rule it out. Bournemouth have been brilliant for me and I have enjoyed both spells here."
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Wiggins had been limited to just three Norwich first team appearances and admitted it has been difficult not to play a part in his parent club's own League One title success.
"It was a bit disappointing that I wasn't involved in that," he told the Daily Echo.
"The lads at Norwich have done brilliantly and I can't praise them enough, as well as the lads here. This means a little bit more to me because I have played a part in it.
"I'm just pleased for both clubs and the work rate, both here and at Norwich, is the sign of a successful team.
"The lads here have always been together. Eddie and Jason (Tindall) have always programmed that into us. There has been more excitement about the place this season because it was a little anxious last season. I'm just so pleased for everyone."
Wiggins conceded he feels at home with the Cherries who clinched the third automatic promotion spot in League Two with a 2-0 win at Burton.
"The players make me feel like I'm one of them," he said. "We do a lot together as a squad and a few are from where I come from in London so that makes it a lot easier as well.
"Most of my appearances have come for Bournemouth so I'm glad Eddie brings me down and gives me the chance. He has been great for progressing my career so far and I can't thank him and Jason enough.
"The win against Burton reminded me of the end of last season but for even better reasons.
"I enjoyed every minute of it, especially the end. The game went to plan and we knew we would probably need the three points to make sure.
"I don't think Eddie knew that we knew, but some of us knew that Rotherham were winning at half-time. That just encouraged us and spurred us on to get the three points.
"We knew what we had to do and knew we could not rely on anyone else."