The former Kilmarnock striker was delighted to be given the chance to pull on a Wigan shirt for the first time.
"It was brilliant to finally get the chance to pull on a Wigan Athletic jersey and get out on the pitch, and I enjoyed the occasion," Sammon told the Latics website.
"The result didn't go for us on the night but the chance to play was a big positive for me personally.
"It's been a while since I actually played a game of football, so it was great to get an hour under my belt and get some match sharpness going.
"I had a chance early in the game on my left-foot which the 'keeper got down to save, and a half-chance after that with my head.
"Obviously it would have been nice to see them go in but I'm pleased to be getting into the right areas around the goal and with time I'll hopefully get sharper and get the goals to with the chances."