Connolly heading back to Wigan on loan

Wednesday, 8 August, 2018 9comments  |  Jump to last
Callum Connolly is set to join Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan, two seasons after his first temporary spell there where he made 17 league appearances.

The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Ipswich where he played 34 times and he had hoped to use this pre-season to convince new Everton manager Marco Silva that he was ready to push for a place in the first team.

The versatile defender wasn't quite able to do that but will get another valuable 12 months down the road at Wigan where he links up with his Under-23s team-mate, Antonee Robinson.  

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Mike Gaynes
1 Posted 08/08/2018 at 18:34:26
It'll be interesting to see whether Wigan plays him at the back or in midfield. He started on the backline at Ipswich but wound up playing midfield, and did very well there according to reports.

Wishing him the best of luck and continued development.

Steve Ferns
2 Posted 08/08/2018 at 18:43:43
Good luck callum. Hope you have a good season and get a good crack at the first team next year.
Peter Mills
3 Posted 08/08/2018 at 19:37:57
He played as the deep midfielder in the 2nd half at Bury a couple of weeks ago and did well.

Good luck to him developing his game further.

Arild Andersen
4 Posted 08/08/2018 at 22:33:34
He looked much better than Davies in pre-season IMO. I hoped he would have got a chance to stay with the first team, but Wigan is a good opportunity for him.
Jon Withey
5 Posted 08/08/2018 at 22:48:06
Good luck, Callum, seems a good pro.
Frank Wade
6 Posted 08/08/2018 at 23:06:16
Hope it goes well for Callum and Antonee at Wigan and they can develop and fulfil their potential.
Phil Sammon
7 Posted 09/08/2018 at 03:32:03
Got to be a good thing to have two of our defenders playing in the same team.

However I can’t help feeling like this is just another sad indicator of where football is at. We are far from the worst offenders but it’s sad that the likes of Wigan have to resort to developing Everton’s kids.

It’s all reward and no risk for the big teams with 40 players on their books. Farm 10 out and you could find a couple of gems. Meanwhile Wigan might get one good year and then be stripped of half of their defence.

There’s a lot of things wrong with football, but surely the loan market and player ‘hoarding’ is something that needs to be addressed.

Victor Yu
8 Posted 09/08/2018 at 03:55:15
If everything goes well then I think he should make the team next season.
Peter Gorman
9 Posted 09/08/2018 at 17:09:48
Thought he'd be worth having around as he already has league experience, talent and is very versatile.

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