Cald­well likes look of top prospect Danny

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHELDAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town mid­fielder Danny White­head has signed for League One side Wi­gan Ath­letic for an undis­closed fee.

The 22-year-old has signed a two and a half year deal with Lat­ics, but will re­main with Mac­cles­field on loan for the rest of the sea­son.

He made his lat­est ap­pear­ance for the Silk­men on Satur­day when he came off the bench dur­ing the 1-0 de­feat to Hal­i­fax Town, play­ing half an hour af­ter re­plac­ing Jack Samp­son.

White­head has been ex­tremely im­pres­sive for Macc this sea­son, and Wi­gan man­ager Gary Cald­well is de­lighted to have him join­ing his club.

“He’s one we have watched at length and iden­ti­fied as hav­ing the po­ten­tial to play at a higher level,” he said.

“Ev­ery club is on the look­out for fresh tal­ent and it is a case of act­ing fast and look­ing to the fu­ture with th­ese sign­ings.

“Now that ev­ery­thing is over the line, he will com­bine his train­ing here and with play­ing for Mac­cles­field, as he gains more first team ex­pe­ri­ence and we also get to know him.

“Like any young player, their early ca­reer can take a few twists and turns, but it’s clear Danny has po­ten­tial, which we want him to start re­al­is­ing with us.”

White­head be­gan his pro­fes­sional ca­reer with Stock­port County back in 2011, mak­ing nearly 60 ap­pear­ances and scor­ing six goals.

That form re­sulted in a move to Premier League side West Ham United in June 2013, but White­head failed to make any league ap­pear­ances for the Ham­mers and he left in Jan­uary 2015.

A short spell at Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley came next, be­fore White­head then joined Mac­cles­field dur­ing the sum­mer af­ter a suc­cess­ful trial.

He will now hope he can con­tinue to con­trib­ute to the Silk­men for the re­main­der of the sea­son as they look to se­cure a play-off place.

●● Danny White­head

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