Gateshead boss Neil Aspin is hopeful loan signing Michael Onovwigun can make a name for himself after joining the Heed until the end of the campaign

The 19-year-old could make his debut against Macclesfield Town at the International Stadium tomorrow, having joined from League One side Chesterfield.

Onovwigun signed for the Spireites from Brentford two seasons ago, and has since turned out for Sheffield and Stalybridge Celtic on loan.

And, having lost another midfielder – Matty Pattison – to injury earlier this week, Aspin has challenged Onovwigun to seize his latest opportunity with both hands.

He said “He’s a player I’ve seen a couple of times in reserve team football.

“But, you don’t really get to know a player well enough by watching a couple of reserve games, so it’s an opportunity for us to have a look at him until the end of the season.

“We’ve lost Matty Pattison with a knee injury, so it’s a case of one midfielder for another.

“He has the height – he’s a big lad who can play in a couple of positions, but if you want him to play in a particular formation, he’s capable of doing the job.

“We’ll be training today, and we’ll consider what we’re going to do for the Macclesfield game.

“I don’t think he’s going to be at Chesterfield next season, so it’s a chance to have a look at him before he likely becomes available in the summer.”


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