Fulham winger Martial Godo has said he will never forget his loan spell at Wigan Athletic – saying his time with the Latics helped him ‘grow from a boy to a man’.

The 21 year-old’s first extended taste of senior football was a success as he was one of Shaun Maloney’s most consistent performers in a promising spell in League One, scoring five goals in 38 appearances.

The youngster posted a moving statement on Twitter as he prepared to return to Fulham:

“That concludes an unforgettable season at such a prominent and unreal club. Enjoyable moments and memories I will never forget on my first professional senior season. I want to thank the gaffer, my team-mates/brothers and the fans who welcomed me with open arms when I came up as a boy until I left as a man.

Through my experiences…high and low. Scoring my first professional goal, playing/representing England, winning my first player of the month award, and many, many more highs. To being out with injury for up to six weeks. I am forever thankful and owe massive gratitude to God, my family, friends, and everyone at the club who helped me throughout the season, on and off the pitch.”