Redmond in for a month
Carlisle United have today signed Wigan midfielder Danny Redmond on a one-month youth loan deal which keeps him at Brunton Park until 8 March 2014.
Liverpool-born Redmond, 22, started his career with Everton but moved to Wigan in 2009 and made his debut for the Latics in January 2011 in a third round FA Cup victory over Hull City.
Son of former-Man City skipper Steve, he spent the second half of the 2011/12 campaign on loan with Scottish first division club Hamilton and was rewarded for some impressive displays with a new contract on his return to the DW Stadium.
The 2012/13 season saw Redmond play a more advanced role in the Latics' Under 21 side where he was regularly handed the captain’s armband.
He featured in the 2-1 reserve win over United at the Robin Park Arena on Tuesday afternoon where Carlisle boss Graham Kavanagh was able to run a confirmatory eye over his potential new signing.
“Danny will give us a number of different options,” manager Graham Kavanagh said. "He's left footed and he can play in a number of positions.
"He can play at the left of a front three or in the same type of role a little bit deeper in midfield. He's very good in possession of the ball so he can play off the shoulder as a number 10.
"We haven't really got the type of player who can thread the ball through and split defences so he will bring that for us. He sees gaps and openings and with his mobility and energy he is very difficult to mark. I've spoken to him this morning [Friday] and he is over the moon that he's here.
"It's refreshing to see that attitude because he has shown me that he really wants it. We're happy to give him the platform which will hopefully get his career started. He's been a little bit unlucky because Roberto Martinez really liked him, but he moved on. He's had two other managers since then, Owen Coyle and Uwe Rosler, so it can become hard to make your mark and find some continuity.
"He's one we think will really add to the group so it's now up to him to settle as quickly as possible and show everyone what he can do."