His blistering end to the year â€“ and the prospect of a proper pre-season under his belt â€“ means he cannot wait for next monthâ€™s big kick-off.
â€śI was obviously in the team for the last couple of months and it was a great end for me personally as well as the team,â€ť Maloney told the Wigan Observer. â€śItâ€™s given me determination to try and pick up next season in the same vein.
â€śObviously the start we had wasnâ€™t great, and there were long periods before and after Christmas where we werenâ€™t at it, and we all know we have to be better than that next year.
â€śItâ€™s certainly given me the aspirations to try and start next year with a bang and try to make more of an impact over a longer period than last season.â€ť