Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook is considering a move to take out-of-favour defender Conor Townsend on loan from West Brom for the remainder of the season, according to the Sun on Sunday (January 13, Page 59).
Townsend arrived at the Hawthorns in the summer having made 74 appearances for Scunthorpe in two seasons at the club, but has only managed four appearances this season under Darren Moore.
So would Townsend be a good signing for Wigan?
“Townsend isn’t getting much game time at West Brom, so if the club want him to play more than a loan move could be the way forward.
“The 25-years-old has only played four times this season and with Wigan slowly dropping down the table, and without Dan Burn who has gone to Brighton, a defender is needed.
“I could see this being a decent addition to the Latics’ army for the rest of the season.”
“Townsend was thoroughly impressive for Scunthorpe last season but it is always going to be hard to get in ahead of Gibbs.
“It would be beneficial to everyone involved if this goes through.”
“He’s certainly been around a bit, is young enough to make a difference but is not in favour at West Brom.
“It would be a good move for him, certainly for Wigan and I don’t see West Brom minding one bit.
“Seems to make sense all round really.”
“He certainly has a point to prove.
“Townsend has impressed on his appearances for West Brom this season, but isn’t getting enough game time to further his development.
“A move to Wigan could give him the platform to make a name for himself going forward.”