Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has praised Wigan striker Devante Cole following his first goal in claret and amber.

The Latics man moved to Fir Park on a six-month loan deal during the summer. He has featured in seven league matches since then, starting three of them.

Cole moved from Wigan to Motherwell on loan. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He scored the winner at the weekend to secure a 1-0 away victory for the Well against St Johnstone, bouncing back from a sitter earlier in the game.

Robinson has praised his character following this match.

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The Northern Irishman told the Scotsman (page 9, 30/09/19): “Devante has shown his character. He had a couple of minutes feeling sorry for himself, then got back to himself and scored the winner.

Impressed thus far. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“Devante has had a great chance to score and showed character to react to his miss.”

Cole needs to start firing regularly now at Motherwell to impress Wigan

Cole has the backing of his temporary manager, who has continued to field him whilst he adjusts to the Scottish game. Saturday might just be a turning point for the forward.

After grabbing an assist against Ross County, the Wigan man look destined to score his first Well goal.

Cole has netted his first Well goal. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Instead, he somehow blazed his shot in front of an empty net over the bar from all of two yards.

In fairness to him, he didn’t miss his next opportunity, sealing the three points. Wigan will surely be pleased that Cole is off the mark with Motherwell.

Cole will be back with Wigan come January, and if he is to have any chance of earning a shock place in Paul Cook’s side, his St Johnstone effort has to be the first of many.

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