Gary Caldwell insists Scot Under-21 and Man Utd defender Donald Love has ‘immense potential’


BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Gary Caldwell insists Scotland Under-21 internationalist Donald Love has ‘immense potential’ after bringing the defender to Wigan on loan from Manchester United.

The versatile right-back moved to the Latics on a temporary two-month deal on Friday and made his debut as a 70th minute substitute in Saturday’s goal-less draw with Walsall.

Love has now joined up with the Under-21 squad for the forthcoming Euro qualifying clashes with France and Iceland and former Scotland centre-half Caldwell reckons the Rochdale-born player has all the attributes to reach the top in the game.

(Pic: Dan Farrimond)
Love has signed a two-month loan deal at the DW Stadium (Pic: Dan Farrimond)


Wigan manager Caldwell said: “He’s a young player still learning but we have had him watched and we believe he has immense potential.

“He’s quick, strong and can play in several different positions defensively.

“Let’s hope he can start realising some of that potential here.

“Injuries left a gap in the squad for a specialist right-sided defender and in that respect Donald fits the bill.

“I thought Yanic (Wildschut) and Donald were excellent when they came on.

“It was very difficult for both of them because they only arrived on Thursday night, trained for the first time on Friday, and were thrown in off the bench.

“It was a difficult circumstance for both of them, they worked hard for the team.”