Fyvie a mixture of Rooney and Scholes

Latics' new signing Fraser Vyvie from Aberdeen
Latics' new signing Fraser Vyvie from Aberdeen
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LATICS new-boy Fraser Fyvie comes to Wigan Athletic very highly recommended – from two bosses who know what they’re talking about.

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown was powerless to prevent the 19-year-old moving south of the border.

But Brown – who has managed Scotland in the past – believes Fyvie has all the tools to become the best player he’s ever bossed.

“I’ve worked with some of the best Scottish midfielders over the years, including John Collins, Paul Lambert and Barry Ferguson,” Brown said.

“I was also the assistant manager of Scotland when Paul McStay made his big breakthrough.

“They were all midfielders of exceptional quality, but Fraser has the potential to become the best of the lot.

“He’s not there yet, but he has that wee bit of extra dig about him – the sort of extra quality that helped Paul Scholes become one of the best midfielders in Europe.”

And Billy Reid – the man who set James McCarthy and James McArthur on the path to stardom at Hamilton – also reckons Fyvie is destined for the top.

“Fyvie is a fantastic talent – he has the makings of a top, top player,” said Reid.

“I am not trying to say Fyvie is as good as these players, but he is a mixture of Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes.

“He reminds me of them because of his build, the way he plays and his remarkable maturity.

“I told everyone very early on in McCarthy’s career that he would go on to earn a move to the Premier League.

“Not many young players have come through the Scottish game in recent years who are capable of that, but Fyvie is definitely one who is.”