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Naismith to solve left-back problem?

Naismith has played most of his football in the forward line
Naismith has played most of his football in the forward line

New-boy Kal Naismith could be the man to solve Wigan Athletic’s left-back conundrum.

The former Scotland Under-21 international played much of his football at Portsmouth in the forward line.

But with Latics without a left-back after losing Callum Elder and Reece James, assistant boss Leam Richardson has put forward the summer signing as a possible solution.

“Kal had a great time with us down at Portsmouth, and we feel he’s someone who can come in to our system in a number of positions,” he said.

“He can play left-back, up front, along the front line, number 10 – he’d be comfortable anywhere.

“He’s got a lot of attributes that you’d want in a player – he’s athletic, he’s physical, and he’s also very technical as well.

“He also made it very clear from an early stage he wanted to link up with me and the gaffer again, which is always a compliment.”