Wigan Athletic recall Ben Watson from loan spell at West Bromwich Albion

West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo sorry to see midfielder leave...
Wigan Athletic have recalled central midfielder Ben Watson from his loan deal at West Bromwich Albion.

The 24-year-old joined West Brom's promotion push in February and has impressed, playing seven times and scoring one goal.

Last week Watson said that he would welcome a permanent swich to The Hawthorns, but Wigan exercised a clause in the contract to recall the former Crystal Palace player within 28 days due to injuries and suspensions.

West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo told the club's oficial website: "We are sorry to see Ben go. He's a great lad and made a vital contribution to our season."

Wigan manager Roberton Martinez said: "In the final six weeks of the season we need to be as strong as we can.

"With the situation regarding Gary Caldwell missing three games and Hendry Thomas facing a short time out it puts added pressure on the squad."

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