It was certainly a hectic Deadline Day for Paul Cook and Wigan Athletic, as they battled to keep hold of one of their key player’s.
Wigan Athletic defender Antonee Robinson’s move to AC Milan fell through on Deadline Day though, as the deal couldn’t be completed in time, despite both clubs agreeing a fee for the full-back.
In our latest FLW spotlight, we look into Robinson’s statistics from this season with Wigan in more detail, and see how big of a boost it is that he is remaining with Paul Cook’s side.
Robinson has been a regular for Wigan this season, and the news that he is staying with the Latics will be a huge boost for both Cook and the club’s supporters.
The full-back has featured in 2871 minutes of football for Wigan this season, which show that he is a key player in Paul Cook’s plans, and it certainly wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him being thrown straight back into the starting XI when they return to action this weekend against Preston North End.
Robinson has been a threat at both ends of the pitch for Wigan, with 112 progressive runs to his name in all competitions this term for the Latics.
That threat at both ends of the pitch is also emphasised by the fact that he also has made 77 successful dribbles for Wigan so far this season.
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But he hasn’t been able to stop his side from falling firmly into a relegation battle, and he’ll be keen to steer his side away from the bottom three at the earliest of opportunities.
Robinson has attempted 1099 passes in total this season, and with a pass success rate of 70.7%, it certainly makes for impressive reading for the former Everton defender.
He’s often kept busy in his defensive duties as well, and has won 168 defensive duels for Paul Cook’s men this term, which is something he’ll be keen to build on as Wigan head into the second-half of this year’s campaign.
It’s certainly going to be a tough ask for the Latics to retain their status as a Championship club this season, but the news that Robinson is staying with them, will surely give them a much-needed boost and better chance of avoiding relegation back into League One.