Kingson wants English stay

Keeper has unfinished business in Premier League

Kingson: Happy in England

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Richard Kingson has expressed his desire to remain in the Premier League after being released by Wigan.

Kingson joined the Latics in 2008 after a frustrating season with Birmingham but has been unable to establish himself as No.1 at the DW Stadium.

Having made just four first-team appearances in two years, manager Roberto Martinez decided that he would allow Kingson to leave Wigan.

Kingson has had the opportunity to showcase his talents with Ghana at the World Cup and is desperate to secure a move to another English club.

"I have to prove myself in the Premier League. It is an unfulfilled mission for me," said the 32-year-old.

"It was not easy at Wigan but I tried to stay positive and do everything correctly.

"I was waiting for my chance and it did not come. Now I am at the World Cup. I am playing, I am comfortable and I am happy. Everyone can see what I can do.

"I would still like to stay in England because I know I could play every week in the Premier League."

England surprise

Having plied his trade in the Premier League for the past few years, Kingson admits he expected England to mount a stronger challenge for World Cup glory.

The goalkeeper, who slipped to fourth choice at one stage during his time at Wigan, is well aware of how strong the domestic game is in England.

"I am here and they are not. Everybody can see that," Kingson said of England's demise.

"There is no need for me to say anything. It is for other people to judge.

"But I am a little bit surprised England were so bad because most of their players have had a good season, especially those from Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

"We all expected them to get to the final, or at worst the semis. To go out in the last 16 was not part of the plan at all."