Wigan keeper Nicholls impressing at Northampton

Northampton Town coach Tim Flowers has praised keeper Lee Nicholls since joining on loan from Wigan.

Northampton Town coach Tim Flowers has praised keeper Lee Nicholls since joining on loan from Wigan.

The 20-year-old has kept 14 clean sheets in 41 appearances this season.

Flowers told BBC Radio Northampton: "He's done a fantastic job. He's never let a poor performance become a run and he's always responded.

"Far be it from me to tell Wigan what to do, but he'd be around my squad," added ex-England goalkeeper Flowers.

"All he wants to do is learn and work. He's a Rolls Royce of an athlete."

"Wigan have done us a turn letting him come here and it's been brilliant for him and Wigan that he's here," added Flowers.

"He's learning a lot more playing for us because 10 games for us is worth 100 in those Under-21 development squads they play in.

"Can he come back next season? I'm sure [manager] Aidy Boothroyd will be having a chat with [Wigan boss] Roberto Martinez and the coaches there."

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