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14 July 2016

Recap the former Man United forward's time with Latics so far.

  • Watch Nick Powell's 12 goals for Latics during his 2013-14 loan spell.
  • Former Manchester United forward signed permanently for Latics on 12 July 2016.
  • Powell notched Latics' first ever Europa League goal and notched seven in the Sky Bet Championship.

Nick Powell officially became a Wigan Athletic player for the second time in his career on Tuesday evening, having signed a three-year-deal at the DW Stadium following the expiration of his contract at Manchester United, so what better time than to look back over the 22-year-olds previous spell at the DW Stadium?

Powell grabbed himself 12 goals in 2013-14 while on loan from Man United, including Latics' first ever goal in the UEFA Europa League, in a season which saw him named as the club's Golden Boot winner, scoring seven in the league, two in the FA Cup and three in the Europa League, making him Latics' most successful goal scorer in continental competitions.

The former Crewe Alexandra youngster scored his first goal on 22 September 2013 in a 2-0 home victory over Ipswich Town, before his opening Europa League goals, a brace against NK Maribor in the following month.

Powell added his fourth club goal and third Europa League goal in the 1-1 draw with Rubin Kazan, before league strikes against Huddersfield Town, Derby County, a sensational acrobatic effort against Bolton Wanders and a confident finish against Reading followed.

FA Cup goals against MK Dons in a 3-1 replay victory bumped his tally up to 10, before a close range finish against Yeovil Town in a topsy-turvy 3-3 draw at the DW was followed by his final goal for Latics to date, another crowd pleaser in our 1-1 draw against Bolton at the Macron Stadium in March 2014.

Powell will now look forward to his first full, permanent season at the DW Stadium, and could feature for the first time on Saturday 16 July against his former employers Manchester United.

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