League One holds no fear for O’Donnell

Richard O'Donnell
Richard O'Donnell

RICHARD O’Donnell reckons Wigan Athletic may have picked a good year to drop down into League One.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper knows full well the demands of the third tier having spent the last two seasons with Walsall, winning their Player of the Year award last term.

He also has recent experience of getting out of League One, having helped former club Sheffield Wednesday win promotion three years ago.

And O’Donnell, who will officially join Latics on July 1, is confident his new club will there or thereabouts at the end of next term.

“It’s a very tough league, there’s a lot of good teams in there,” O’Donnell told the Evening Post.

“Having said that there’s perhaps not as many ‘big’ teams in there next season, so it’s possibly a good year to be dropping down.

“There’s a lot of good football played in League One, and we’ll be trying to do that next season.”