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McManaman set for increased role

21 Sep 2012 13:40:28

McManaman set for increased role

Roberto Martinez has revealed that he expects Callum McManaman to have a n increased role for the Latics this season and the England under 20 international will not be loaned out.

McManaman made a scoring substitute appearance against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup earlier this season and followed that up with a brace in the recent reserve team game with Barnsley.

“Callum is working really, really well and I expect him to play a big part with us this season,” Martinez told the Wigan Evening Post.

Also impressing amongst the younger Latics ranks is England Under-20 goalkeeper Lee Nicholls who is presently out on loan with Northampton Town.

Martinez added: “Lee has really found his niche at Northampton. He kept a very important clean sheet in midweek, and he’s developed a very good relationship with his two centre-halves.

“He’s loving the challenge and he’s enjoying the experience."


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