Heskey won't rush decision

Striker happy to take his time before deciding on future

Heskey: In no rush

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Wigan Athletic striker Emile Heskey admits he is in no rush to resolve his future, but accepts he is at a 'very progressive' club.

Heskey's contract at the JJB Stadium expires at the end of the season and he has been linked with a move away from the Latics.

Former club Liverpool, along with Aston Villa and Tottenham, are among the teams who are rumoured to be willing to sign the England international.

Latics boss Steve Bruce is eager to hang on to Heskey, but the 30-year-old says he may wait until the end of the season before making a decision on his future.

Ambitious chairman

"Everyone knows my contract is up at the end of the season, but I have not made up my mind what happens then, that is the truth," Heskey told the Wigan Evening Post.

"Who knows? Whether we sit down before the end of the season or at the end to discuss my future, I don't know...we'll see. What I will say is that this is a very progressive club.

"The chairman is very ambitious and he knows football and footballers, which is very helpful.

"He knows progress has to be steady and what he has achieved at this club is magnificent. I am really happy here and the club has been good for me, that I know.

"But I really don't want to think too much ahead. I know there are loads of stories going around at the moment, but the point is I'm a Wigan player and my duty is to give 100% to the manager, to the team and the supporters. To do anything else would be disrespectful to the club."