Power staying put - Caldwell

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IN-DEMAND Wigan Athletic midfielder Max Power ‘won’t be going anywhere’!

That’s the message from boss Gary Caldwell, who says any of the Championship clubs rumoured to be interested in snatching the 22-year-old midfield dynamo are wasting their time.

Power only arrived at the DW Stadium last summer, after seeing out his contract with Tranmere Rovers.

After a steady start, Power has really come to the fore in recent weeks with a series of superb performances to help Latics close the gap on their promotion rivals.

That has led to reported interest in his services from Burnley, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County.

Caldwell, though, says any club hoping to prise Power away from the DW can forget about it.

“I haven’t heard anything concrete on that one,” Caldwell told the Evening Post.

“But what I will say is I can understand why there would be interest, because of the way he has been playing.

“When he came in to the club, straight away you could see his talent and his hunger for the game.

“As the season has progressed, his performances have got better and better.

“I’m not surprised pother clubs might be interested in him because he has a massive future in the game.”

In his short stay with Latics, Power has already established himself as a firm fans’ favourite.

His passion for the cause has seen him play a central role in goal celebrations this season - which has not gone unnoticed by his manager.

“Whenever we score, I always tell him - regardless of who’s scored - he’s always first on the spot to celebrate,” smiled Caldwell.

“That’s his hunger and his passion to win football matches.

“He loves playing, he loves winning.

“He loves it here, we love him here, and he won’t be going anywhere.”