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WIGAN ATHLETIC PLAYER PROFILES

NICK POWELL
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UPDATED 03:26 3rd September 2013

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Nick Powell re-joined Latics on a permanent contract in July 2016 following the expiry of his deal at Manchester United at the end of June.

The forward coincidentally made his first appearance back in Latics' colours against his former side Man Utd when the Red Devils visited the DW Stadium in pre-season, before featuring from the start against Macclesfield Town, then again against Rochdale the following weekend and in the first half of Latics' 1-0 victory away to Oldham Athletic.

CAREER SO FAR

Powell initially joined up with Latics on the final day of the summer 2013 transfer window on a season long loan from Manchester United.

The first time Latics' fans probably became aware of the midfielder was when he came on as 71st minute substitute in the game at Old Trafford in September 2012, he then scored nine minutes later.

That appearance was one of just two league appearances for the Manchester United first team and he arrived at Latics with the intention of getting regular first team football, an intention he fulfilled by finishing the 2013/14 campaign as the club's top goal scorer with 12 in all competitions.

Powell's goal scoring stood out for a variety of reasons, with the former Crewe Alexandra man scoring Latics' first ever Europa League goal when he opened his double against NK Maribor in October 2013 at the DW Stadium, a continental tally which was added to in the 1-1 home draw against Rubin Kazan.

Not only were some of Powell's goal iconic for the club, but he also had an eye for the spectacular, turning in an audacious bicycle kick in Latics' 3-2 derby victory over Bolton Wanderers in December 2013.



Powell played 55 games for Crewe before moving to Manchester for a deal reportedly worth in the region of £6 million. 

He also has international experience with the England U16, 17, 18, 19 and 21s teams and in fact delayed his arrival at Wigan to participate in the U21s qualifiers against Moldova and Finland.