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Derby goalkeeper relishing Wigan return

Not everyone relished visiting his old club with his new one but for Derby County custodian Roy Carroll it is different. Derby play Wigan Athletic in the Premiership at the weekend in a relegation six-pointer and Derby goalkeeper Carroll is pretty much confident of exhibiting a good performance at his old stamping ground, the JJB Stadium.

Carroll played for Wigan for four years until 2001 when he was signed by Manchester United but this will be his first visit to the JJB since leaving Wigan. He says:

We’ve had a rest before the Wigan game so hopefully we can go up there and get the result we need.

Three points up there would be fantastic for us and, from my point of view, it will be very interesting to go back.

I haven’t been there since I left so it will be nice to play against them again and it will be good for the manager to go back to his old team as well. I’m looking forward to it.

Derby manager Paul Jewell too returns to his old club. He guided Wigan to Premiership safety last season but soon departed. It would be interesting to say the least how the Lactics fans receive the return of their old heroes.

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