Donald would love to stay

Donald Love
Donald Love

DONALD Love admits he’d love to extend his loan with Wigan Athletic.

The Scotland Under-21 defender has established himself as a regular in the right wing-back role since his arrival from Manchester United.

I’m far more concerned with what’s happening here, wanting to get as many wins as possible

Donald Love

Boss Gary Caldwell has already extended Love’s initial loan deal once, but that expires after next Thursday’s League One clash against high-flyers Gillingham.

However, the 21-year-old is desperate to remain with Latics as he gets more game-time under his belt.

“I’d definitely like to stay here, it’s a great group of lads,” he told Wigan Today.

“I just want to be playing games, and it’s not like be doing that back at United at the moment.

“It’s much better for me to be here playing important games, rather than be back there playing friendlies or Under-21 games.

“You’re playing for something here, something that means so much to the fans.”

Love’s parent club have been in the headlines of late, with pressure mounting on manager Louis van Gaal after a run of eight games without a win.

But the Rochdale-born ace says he’s been so focused with events at the DW Stadium, he’s hardly had time to give United a second thought.

“I look out for the results and speak to a few of the lads, but I’m not really thinking too much about that at the moment,” he added.

“Most of my mates are all out on loan anyway so it’s not like they’re all back there.

“I don’t know what the future holds for me at United, you never know what might happen.

“I’m far more concerned with what’s happening here, wanting to get as many wins as possible. The manager here’s put a faith in me and I owe him to try and repay that.”