The club have announced that defender Kell Watts has joined League One side Wigan Athletic on loan until the end of the season. It’s a league that the defender will know well having spent last season in the same tier with Plymouth Argyle, except this time he won’t have to travel so far to his new team.
Watts had actually made some inroads into the first-team picture during pre-season, and even started their game against York City at the beginning of the summer, with NUFC journalist Lee Ryder stating that the club ‘hold a lot of hopes’ for him.
“You mustbejoking?! C’mon he looked really decent in pre-season. This must mean we are getting a centre-back on loan then? Now having only 5 available ones when playing with a back 3… we always struggle with injuries at the back.”
“I swear he was being considered for a squad number this season? Why League One? Surely Championship considering he is what 22? Poor from us. Our loans are always so underwhelming. Good luck to him anyway.”