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Josh McEachran resolves fitness issues, settling well at Wigan

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Clive Rose

Although the most common question learned Chelsea fans have for Josh McEachran is regarding his ability to bulk up and defend, that wasn't by any means the only issue he had during the early stages of the season. At Watford there were serious concerns raised over his fitness, and if you're not fit, it's incredibly difficult to make any progress as a young footballer.

Fortunately that seems to have been all resolved now:

I'm really enjoying [my time at Wigan]. Uwe (Rosler) brought me from Chelsea when I wasn't fit, so for the first couple of weeks I was building up my fitness. I like playing under him because he likes to play the right way.

If I went to a team that played long ball it wouldn't suit me at all, but Uwe definitely plays the right way and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.

-Source: Sky Sports.

If McEachran can keep playing well for Wigan, it'll provide a much-needed platform for him to push on next season. Unlike most, I'm not too worried about his future -- he's the sort of player who needs a great deal of seasoning before he's ready for the very top level I'm sure he still aspires to -- but so many years of development being wasted is a concern, and it's gratifying to see him at least partially turning this one around.

Now he just needs to ruin Arsenal's year at Wembley. Do it Josh!