Maloney's introduction into the first team was instrumental in the resurgence of the Latics and the corresponding run of victories that saw the club rise out of the relegation zone.
Now, with a full pre-season regime to look forward to, Maloney is hoping the Latics can have a much better start to the campaign and also that he can be much more involved.
Speaking to the Wigan Observer, Maloney said: “I 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. It’s given me determination to try and pick up next season in the same vein.
“Obviously the start we had wasn’t great, and there were long periods before and after Christmas where we weren’t at it, and we all know we have to be better than that next year.
“It’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.”
“Once the season starts we just need to pick up where we left off in terms of intensity, work-rate and desire.
“If we can do that then we’ll win a lot more games than we’ll lose.”