Wigan Athletic are set to send striker Callum Lang on loan to League One side Shrewsbury Town, journalist Alan Nixon has reported.
Lang has spent the last two seasons out on loan from The DW Stadium in League Two with Morecambe and Oldham Athletic respectively.
During that time, the attacker has made a total of 81 appearances in all competitions for the two clubs, scoring 26 goals.
It now looks as though Lang is going to make the step up to the third tier for the coming campaign with Shrewsbury, who have started the season with two wins, two draws and two defeats from their opening six league games of the season.
Wigan. Sending young striker Lang out on loan. Shrewsbury.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) September 2, 2019
By contrast, Wigan currently sit 22nd in the Championship, having taken just one win and one draw from their opening six games of the Championship campaign.
A graduate of Wigan’s academy, Lang has made five appearances in all competitions for the Latics since making his senior debut for the club in 2017.
There are currently three years remaining on Lang’s contract with Wigan, securing his future at The DW Stadium until the summer of 2022.
I’m quite surprised at this one.
Lang has shown plenty of promise during his loan spells in the past two seasons, despite his young age, so you feel he does have the confidence and ability to make an impact when he is given a chance on the pitch.
Considering the current difficulties Wigan seem to be having upfront – with Paul Cook’s side finding the net just once in their last six games – I thought that Lang may have been given the chance to make a difference for his parent club this season.
That, however, should be of little concern to Shrewbury, who ought to be rubbing their hands together at the prospect of this potential new recruit who has already shown just what he can do at this sort of level.