Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler has admitted that he is looking forward to getting Nick Powell back from injury as soon as possible and that Wigan are missing his presence in the side.
The 19-year-old is Wigan’s top goalscorer this season with five goals and although they have enjoyed a decent run of form with four wins out of their last seven games in the Championship as well as a 2-1 victory over Cardiff City in the FA Cup today, Rosler is keen to get Powell back into the side.
“Obviously up front we need our top scorer, Nick Powell, we miss him,” he told the Wigan Evening Post.
“For a 19-year-old he has been tremendous for us this season. When I came I saw that the kid has played a lot of football and obviously now everybody asks for a rest and that is why he gets a rest in terms of he has a niggle here and a niggle there.”
It’s a testament to Powell’s ability that he has made himself one of Wigan’s most important players despite only being there on loan and there is a real buzz among Manchester United fans about what he might be able to do with the first team next season.
Powell is as composed as they come at 19 and if he can help Wigan earn promotion to the Premier League, he will come back to United having won promotion twice with two separate teams meaning he’ll already have that winning mentality instilled in his mindset.
Big things are expected of Powell and the success he has enjoyed so far Crewe, United and Wigan suggests it is optimism that is well placed.