Man Utd loanee Powell impressing Wigan boss Coyle

Championship Wigan boss Owen Coyle predicts Nick Powell will make the grade with both Manchester United and England.

Championship Wigan boss Owen Coyle predicts Nick Powell will make the grade with both Manchester United and England.

On-loan Manchester United forward Powell became the first Wigan player to score in the Europa League on Thursday night against Maribor before adding a second in a 3-1 success.

Coyle said of the 19 year old: "That's why we brought him here because I believe he's a top player in the making and nights like this will certainly help.

"He's got so much to offer. I want it on a consistent basis, and I'm trying to demand that of him to help him progress his career.

"I've been fortunate to be able to do that before with a couple of very good players and I see Nick Powell in that category.

"I've no doubt when you see Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge, the level they're playing at, both England players, I truly believe that in time Nick Powell can attain that level.

"To do that he's got to bring performances like this on a consistent basis and show that after his year's loan, when he goes back to Manchester United, that he's in a position to challenge for their first team.

"And if he is, given the level they play at, that would then push him towards the England limelight. He's a bit off that yet but he's certainly got the ingredients that we can help to move him forward."

 
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