OWEN Coyle has declared his intention to extend Marc Albrighton’s stay at Wigan Athletic.
The winger joined Latics on a one month emergency loan deal on Wednesday, making his debut that night against QPR.
After that time period is up, both Wigan and his parent club Aston Villa will assess where to go from there.
“It’s a month with a view to extending that,” said Coyle. “I have a good relationship with Paul (Lambert) and fully understand that after 28 days they might recall him anyway.
“So we made the decision that we’ll make it 28 days then we’ll review it at the end in terms of do they need him back.
“If they didn’t then we would extend that so that’s the premise of the deal.
“He’s a hugely talented player and you’ve got to understand that one of the reasons he hasn’t been playing as much is because he’s had injury problems.
“But now I think he’s clear from that and if we can give him the platform and the game time, I’m sure he’ll reward Wigan with terrific displays. If that means we’re able to extend that on when we review it then we’ll wait and see what happens on that.”
Albrighton made a brief appearance as a second half substitute during Wednesday’s 0-0 draw but Coyle insists Latics fans will see plenty more of him.
“He just needs some games,” added the Wigan boss. “I’ve got no doubts that Marc Albrighton will do very well for us while he’s here and we’re delighted to get him.”