Loan Report: Who's Out And About

Ross Kinnaird

This Loan Report takes a look at the 3 players who returned to Wigan after mixed spells away from the club.

Nouha Dicko was recalled this week from League 1 promotion candidates Rotheram, from the outside eye this looks like a strange move as the forward was in blistering form scoring 5 in his 5 appearances for the Millers last netting a brace in the 3-3 draw with high flyers Wolves. People will be wondering why new man Uwe Rosler has recalled the “goal a game” man but One can only presume it’s the new gaffer’s soft spot for old club Brentford. It suggests he is trying to help out the League 1 table toppers by halting Rotheram’s promotion chase.

Fraser Fyvie returned to Wigan this week following a disappointing loan spell at Championship strugglers Yeovil Town. The Scot made 2 appearances for the Glovers with a Shoulder Injury to go with it.

Promising Centre Back Rob Kiernan was recalled this week as cover for the injured Thomas Rogne. The centre half was ever present at the back for Phil Brown’s promotion chasing Southend this season but was thought to be needed by Uwe Rosler. Rob Kiernan looked very promising and well developed when he replaced Chris McCann in the 0-0 draw with Burnley, he won the ball well in 50/50 tackles and could pass the ball about as if it was 2nd nature. The English defender started 13 games since his move in October. Phil Brown had this to say to the Southend Club website:

“I had a conversation with Rob before he left and said I’d love to take him back on loan at some point between now and the end of the season if it is possible. I’d like to thank Rob for all his efforts since he joined us in October. He came in after a great win at Oxford United, which he watched from the stands and he put a marker down from the very first game he played against Burton Albion in which he kept a clean sheet. We have picked up plenty of clean sheets in the past couple of months and he has played an important role in that. Once again, I’d like to thank him for all he’s done for us in his time on loan here.”

The return of the 3 loanees within a week leaves Wigan with no people out on loan. Although this might change in January.

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