Keith Lasley has confirmed Motherwell are seeking to extend Wigan forward Devante Cole’s loan deal until the end of the season.
The son of legendary English striker Andy, Cole has been in decent form for Motherwell. Whilst he only has four goals in 17 league games, his overall effect on the team’s play has been positive.
It has impressed his loan employers and Lasley admits keeping the Wigan loanee past January will be on the agenda for Motherwell next month.
He told the Scottish Daily Mail (page 96, 12/12/19): “His contribution has been good. Hopefully we can keep him until the end of the season.”
Helps the way Motherwell play
How Motherwell play is based on pace in attacking areas and Cole has that in abundance. His ability to run in behind and beat defenders in a foot race is something Motherwell have utilised countless times.
It’ll be a shame if Cole does have to go in January. The Latics man seems to be enjoying his Fir Park stint whilst he’s also benefitting his new team out on the park.
He’ll be fielded again on Sunday when the Well take on Rangers. Whilst the Gers do have two games in hand, Motherwell could go a remarkable four points off them with a win. Cole scored in the last meeting between the two.
Well fans, and seemingly the coaching staff, will be hoping Cole still wears claret and amber next month.