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What will Wigan Athletic’s new striker offer different to the rest

Wigan Athletic completed the signing of Wolves striker Bright Enobakhare on a season long-loan on Thursday. The striker penned a new one year contract at Molineux, before heading to the DW Stadium for the 2019/20 campaign.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at League One side Coventry City, scoring six goals in 18 appearances.

Latics signed other attackers Jamal Lowe and Kieffer Moore in this summer’s transfer window, and Enobakhare will be fighting Josh Windass for the number 10 spot. Although after Windass’ MOTM performance against Cardiff City last night, the youngster may have to wait a little while for his chance.

So, what will he offer different to what Wigan already have?

Pace and flair

Latics’ current wingers are good players but have different attributes to Enobakhare. Michael Jacobs and Anthony Pilkington caused havoc last week, with their movement and quality in the final third. Neither has blistering pace or beat a number of players and score, which is fine, it’s good to have that variation. From what I’ve seen and heard of Enobakhare, he’s very raw but has bags of talent.

I imagine he’ll be the type to thrive when given an opportunity. Demand the ball and show us what you’ve got. Use your pace, skip past defenders, score and create goals. That’s a good option to have. You can rely on Jacobs and Pilkington to work hard and produce quality most weeks, but if we’re ever lacking that bit of creativity, Enobakhare will be there to provide some.

You don’t always need pretty, attractive football. Sometimes it just takes one player to have a good day, and they can win the game on their own, we know that from having Nick Powell twice.

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