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In focus: Ryan Colclough

31 August 2016

Colclough began his career with Crewe Alexandra and he signed scholarship terms with the Railwaymen in the summer of 2011.

In September 2012, after two appearances in the matchday squad, Colclough was handed his senior debut as a 77th minute substitute in a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient at the Alexandra Stadium.

He featured in the following match, against MK Dons nonetheless, but a fractured jaw ruled him out of action until November.

However, during his time on the sidelines, Colclough signed his first professional contract two months prior to his 18th birthday.

The winger made his comeback in December and went on to feature a total of 21 times in his debut season, helping the Alex win the Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley Stadium and secure their status in League One. He also grabbed his first senior goal in a League One clash with AFC Bournemouth.

Colclough started the 2013/14 campaign in fantastic fashion, adding two more goals to his name with a brace against Tranmere Rovers, but a stomach problem cut short his season and limited him to just 10 appearances.

He made a dramatic return to action in March 2015, scoring a terrific 90th minute winner at Sheffield United after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Colclough scored once more before the end of the 2014/15 season, again helping Crewe survive relegation from the third tier.

He took his good form for the Railwaymen into the following campaign, scoring eight goals in 30 appearances before Wigan swooped to secure the attacker’s services for an undisclosed fee in late January 2016.

Colclough scored twice in seven starts for the Latics during the final three months of the season, helping the Greater Manchester outfit claim the League One title in style.

He has been limited to just two appearances for Wigan at the start of this campaign so will be looking to build on his fantastic 2015/16 showing with the Dons at Stadium MK.

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