Swindon midfielder 'would rather go to Wigan Athletic'

Wigan Athletic are hoping the lure of working with John Sheridan again will be the deciding factor in their loan pursuit of Swindon midfielder Matty Palmer.

Thursday, 24th September 2020, 11:11 am
Updated Thursday, 24th September 2020, 11:14 am
Matty Palmer, challenging Sam Morsy, during his Burton days

League Two outfit Oldham are also in the hunt for the 25-year-old, who spent time on loan at Boundary Park in 2016.

However, Sheridan was the Oldham manager during that time, and the chance to reunite with his old manager - rather than his old club - is the player's preference.

"We have had a couple of offers from Oldham for Matty Palmer," revealed Swindon boss Richie Wellens.

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"But he would rather go to Wigan."

There is also a strong Wigan link in the Swindon management team, with Noel Hunt assistant manager and Paul Jewell director of football.