Latics striker departs on loan

Sam Cosgrove
Sam Cosgrove

SAM Cosgrove has left Wigan Athletic to join Conference outfit Barrow on a month’s loan.

The 18-year-old, who signed his first professional contract this summer, made the first-team squad on several occasions last term under Malky Mackay.

But he has since slipped back down the pecking order and Latics have allowed him out to secure some much-needed first-team football.

Cosgrove bagged 22 goals for Peter Atherton’s Under-18s last term, before moving up to the Development Squad this term.