Love still in the air for Latics

Donald Love
Donald Love

DONALD Love will remain with Wigan Athletic until at least January 7, 2016 after extending his loan deal from Manchester United.

The Scotland Under-21 international’s initial loan deal was due to expire this week.

But Latics chief Gary Caldwell - as revealed by the Wigan Observer a fortnight ago - has been pushing to extend the deal for a further month to include the gruelling festive period.

Love has missed the last month after picking up a thigh problem while away with his country, and has been back at United to complete his rehab.

However, he’s back at Wigan now and pushing for a recall for Saturday’s League One visit of Blackpool.

“Donald had been doing well prior to getting injured, and he adds great competition on the right-hand side,” said Caldwell.

“He’s a young player who’s still learning the game, and his attitude has been terrific since being with the group.”