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Ogu Congratulates Balogun On Wigan Athletic Loan Move 

John Ogu has congratulated his Super Eagles teammate Leon Balogun following his loan move to Championship club Wigan Athletic, Completesports.com reports.

Balogun joined Wigan on January transfer deadline day from Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion.

Also Read: Iwobi Happy to Return From Injury, Eager to Impress Ancelotti At Everton

The 31-year-old made only two appearances for Brighton this which came in the League Cup and Emirates FA Cup.

“Congrats to you my guy @LeonBalogun . I’m genuinely happy for you on this Move . All the best bro,” Ogu wrote on his verified Twitter handle on Monday.

Balogun was not in the Wigan squad that beat Leeds United 1-0 away on Saturday after completing his loan move the previous day.

However he could make his debut on Saturday against Preston North End.

Wigan are currently in the relegation zone –  in 22nd position on 29 points, in the 24-team Sky Bet Championship table.

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Hornets And Miles Bridges Will Host Magic At Charlotte Hornets

Hornets and Miles Bridges will host Magic At Charlotte Hornets. The Magic will want to move on from the 89-102 loss at home to the Miami Heat, a game in which Khem Birch had an underwhelming performance with no points (0-of-1 shooting) and 4 rebounds.

The Hornets will want to move on from the 90-114 loss to the San-Antonio Spurs, a game in which Miles Bridges contributed 25 points (10-of-19 shooting) and 6 rebounds. Cody Zeller contributed 14 points (7-of-10 FG), 8 assists and 12 rebounds.

Will Miles Bridges replicate his monstrous 25 point performance in the last game’s loss to the Spurs? In the last head-to-head matchup between the teams, the Hornets lost at home. The Magic are in a slump losing all of their last 5 games.

Related: Hornets And P.J. Washington Will Host Bucks At Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets have won only one of their last 5 games. Both Hornets and Miles Bridges will be featuring their full lineups with no crucial players sitting out the contest.

The Magic are averaging 8.388 steals, while the Hornets are averaging only 6.531. Limiting this gap in defense will be key for the Hornets to win.

Both teams are coming off back-to-back games. The Hornets will be playing at away vs HOU, home vs DAL, away vs DET.

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Iwobi Happy to Return From Injury, Eager to Impress Ancelotti At Everton

Alex Iwobi is delighted to get back onto the pitch again for Everton after spending time on the sidelines as a result of harmstring injury, reports Completesports.com.

Iwobi last featured for Everton in a league game against his former club Arsenal just before Christmas.

Carlo Ancelotti made the decision to introduce Iwobi straight back into the Toffees’ lineup in Saturday’s dramatic 3-2 away win against Watford at the Vicarage Road.

The Nigeria international believes there is one particular area he will improve on with time, but is delighted to get back out onto the pitch for his side.

Iwobi told evertontv: “There is no better feeling than coming back and winning, and it was the perfect day for me.

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“I did not expect to come straight back in, the manager had us guessing with the set pieces we did on Friday, so we did not know [who was playing].

“But we were all ready to start. Whenever it was my time, I knew I would be ready. At times my reactions were a bit slow but that will come the more I am playing. I felt okay, not leggy at all.

“I always pushed on [during recovery]. Even when I was told to relax – I tried to show I was able to get back fit.

“I was eager to be back, especially with a new manager, I was itching to show him what I could do.”

Everton’s win on Saturday was the first victory they have managed after been behind in a Premier League match since beating Swansea 3-1 in December 2017.

And Iwobi has relished the “amazing” feeling he had when Walcott scored the decisive goal late on, even if the celebration almost went a little too far!

“It wasn’t the greatest idea for me [to sprint towards the celebrating throng following Everton’s winner] because I ran – I wasn’t trying to tear my hamstring but I was close to doing it because of that celebration,” the forward added.

“It was an amazing feeling, everyone was running – that feeling is hard to describe. It is one of a kind.

“I guess [it was hard to be denied the chance to perform in Ancelotti’s initial games], but you get that opportunity to show your ability in training.

“When I got fit, I thought I would have to impress and show what I could do and I felt I managed to do that.”

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Mavs Come To Town To Meet Domantas Sabonis And Pacers, At Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Mavs Come to Town To Meet Domantas Sabonis and Pacers, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Mavericks are coming off a 123-100 home win over the Atlanta Hawks. Jalen Brunson was solid with 27 points (12-of-22 shooting) and 8 assists. Dorian Finney-Smith contributed 22 points (7-of-13 shooting) and 7 rebounds.

The Pacers will want to move on from the 85-92 loss at home to the New-York Knicks, a game in which Domantas Sabonis was solid with 25 points (10-of-15 from the field) and 8 rebounds.

Related: Pacers And Domantas Sabonis Will Host Sixers At Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Will Domantas Sabonis replicate his monstrous 25 point performance in the last game’s loss to the Knicks? This will be the first time these teams meet this season. The Mavs have won just 2 games out of their last 5. Both teams will be featuring their full lineups with no crucial players sitting out the contest.

The Mavs are much better at three-point shooting than the Pacers; they rank No. 2 in threes made, while the Pacers rank just No. 29.

The Pacers and the Mavs will be playing their second game in two nights. The Pacers have 1 road game before coming back home for a 4 game home stint.

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Balogun Starts Career Revival, Trains First Time At Wigan Athletic

Leon Balogun trained with his new teammates at Wigan Athletic for the first time on Monday following his loan switch from Brighton & Hove Albion last week Friday, Completesports.com reports.

Balogun will spent the remainder of the campaign with the Sky Bet Championship side after agreeing to join the Latics on the transfer deadline day.

The centre-back failed to make a single appearance for Brighton in the Premier League before the move.

Also Read – Ex-Watford Boss, Flores: Ighalo Might Need One Month to Hit Top Form For Man United

Linking up with Wigan, who are fighting to escape the drop from the Sky Bet Championship, could help him earn recognition at the international level again.

Last season, the Nigeria international featured in eight league games for Brighton and scored once.

“Our new recruits have arrived
😀👋 Welcome, Alex Dobre,
@jan_mlakar & @LeonBalogun,” reads a Tweet on Wigan’s official Twitter handle on Monday.

The 31-year-old will look to make his debut when Wigan host promotion hopefuls Preston North End on Saturday.

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Ex-Watford Boss, Flores: Ighalo Might Need One Month to Hit Top Form For Man United

Former Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has warned that it may take Odion Ighalo one month to get up to speed at Manchester United.

United signed Ighalo on loan from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua on winter transfers deadline day after failed attempts to sign Norwegian teenage sensation Erling Braut Haaland, and Bournemouth’s Josh King.

Under Flores, Ighalo scored 33 goals in 82 appearances for Watford before moving to China in 2017 to join Changchun Yatai.

Also Read – Neville: Ighalo Deal Shows Poor Manchester United Transfer Plans

But Flores has warned that things might not go quite as smoothly on Ighalo comeback in the English Premier League.

“Mainly, the problem is how they train in China. It is not the same as in England,” Flores was quoted by The Mirror.

“Is he really ready for first-team matches in the Premier League because the physical difference is so big?

“He probably needs one month to recover the full rhythm. The good thing is he knows his body well, works hard on injury prevention and he is always working after training.

“I should say, also, that I felt in China, he gave exactly the same effort and quality as he gave me four years ago. We had the feeling in China that he could recover a high level with any team in Europe.”

Ighalo who is being quartered at the The Lowry Hotel, Manchester following his arrival from China on Sunday, is expected to travel with the United squad to their winter training camp.

United have granted their players time off until they leave for their training base on Saturday.

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