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Biography

Date of birth

23/03/1994

Height

183 cm

Signed

13/07/2016

Country

England

Hugely talented attacking midfield player who has played over 100 games for Latics in two spells with the club.

Powell re-joined Latics on a permanent three-year contract in July 2016 following the expiry of his deal at Manchester United.

Equally as comfortable in a midfield role or anywhere in the forward line, Powell first joined Latics on loan from the Red Devils in the 2013-14 and impressed throughout a first campaign with the club in which he scored goals in the Championship and Europa League.

No doubting the incredible talent Powell possesses, injuries hindered the progress of his career after he returned to Old Trafford but Latics offered him the chance to re-find his best form when he signed for the club ahead of the 2016-17 season.

Sadly, further injuries limited Powell to just 22 appearances in his return campaign, though, he nevertheless came back strongly at the end of the season and made a dramatic impact, scoring five goals in a little over 70 minutes’ playing time in three appearances off the bench, including an extraordinary 11-minute hat-trick to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Barnsley. It gave the supporters a moment to treasure but unfortunately for Latics, came too late to save the season.

2017-18 was much better for Powell, though, as he notched 15 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions and produced some stunning performances on his way to winning a Sky Bet League One winners' medal as well as being named in the EFL and PFA League One Teams of the Year respectively.

CAREER SO FAR
The first time Latics' fans probably became aware of the midfielder was when he came on as 71st minute substitute in a Premier League game at Old Trafford in September 2012, and scored nine minutes later to notch his first goal in United colours, ironically against us!

That appearance was one of just two in the league for the first team and he arrived at Latics with the intention of getting regular first team football, an intention he fulfilled by finishing the 2013/14 campaign as the club's top goal scorer with 12 in all competitions.

Powell's goal scoring stood out for a variety of reasons, with the former Crewe Alexandra man scoring Latics' first ever Europa League goal when he opened his double against NK Maribor in October 2013 at the DW Stadium, a continental tally which was added to with a great finish in the 1-1 home draw against Rubin Kazan.

Not only were some of Powell's goal iconic for the club, but he also had an eye for the spectacular, turning in an audacious bicycle kick in Latics' 3-2 derby victory over Bolton Wanderers in December 2013.

Powell played 55 games, scoring 14 goals, after progressing through the Gresty Road academy before moving to Manchester for a deal reportedly worth in the region of £6 million.

He has represented England at youth international level from schoolboy through to U21.

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