James McArthur is dreaming of being reunited with best friend James McCarthy at Wigan after saying his goodbyes to Hamilton supporters.
McArthur bade an emotional farewell to the New Douglas Park faithful after their final home game of the season on Wednesday night, the goalless Clydesdale Bank Premier League draw with St Mirren.
The 22-year-old midfielder is all but certain to move south this summer, with Wigan favourites for his signature after he paid a visit to the town last month and he said: "I'm not going to lie; it would be good to link up with James again. We'll just need to see what happens in the coming weeks."
He added: "I've honestly not got a clue what'll happen. I'd like to have a clue!"
Regardless of whether he ends up at Wigan or elsewhere, McArthur and McCarthy will be back in harness this summer when they and Brian Easton head to Cancun on holiday.
The close relationship between the trio, who came through the ranks together at Hamilton, is a microcosm for the club itself, according to McArthur.
"It's very tight-knit; everyone's together," he said. "We're all friends, really.
"Even with James down south, we'll still speak most days.
"All of the boys still talk to each other.
"Mark McLaughlin and Alec Neil, they still talk to the boys and still give the young boys advice."
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