Date: 10th July 2007 at 6:52pm
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The Wigan Observer in an interview with Latics Austrian midfield/defender Paul Scharner reported that he turned down a move up the East Lancs to Everton.

The 27 year old revealed that he had received an offer to join the Goodison Park outfit and went on holiday to consider it.

He decided to stay at the JJB declaring that he thought the Latics have better prospects this coming season than their more illustrious Merseyside rivals

This is great news for Wigan and shows that the players are behind new manager Chris Hutchings

In the interview Scharner went on to say that he preferred playing in midfield and looked forward to the competition for places in the coming season.

He said that he wanted the fans to see him play a big part for the Latics this season.

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