Ex-Preston North End, Bolton and Aberdeen defender handed chance to kick-start career at League One club

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Calvin Ramsay made just two appearances for Preston North End as he saw his Deepdale loan cut short

Former Preston North End defender Calvin Ramsay has been handed the chance to kick-start his career at Wigan Athletic next season.

Liverpool have confirmed the 20-year-old will spend the 2024-25 campaign with the Latics after two frustrating loans spells last term.

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The Lilywhites announced the Scot’s Deepdale arrival on similar terms last June. However, it was not until November that North End fans saw him in action after the right-back picked up a knee injury in pre-season.

Ramsay made his debut for Ryan Lowe’s side in the 4-0 defeat to Middlesbrough on November 28, coming on as a half-time substitute. He started the next game against QPR, but never featured for the club again as he returned early to the Reds.

A loan move to League One promotion-chasers Bolton was arranged during the January transfer window. But just like his Preston spell, Ramsay’s game time at the Toughsheet Community Stadium was limited as he made just four appearances.

Speaking to Wigan’s website after completing his move, Ramsay said: ‘I am over the moon. It happened quickly and I met the manager (Shaun Maloney) two weeks ago.

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‘I had a really good conversation, and there was an instant connection. I’m excited for the start of the season. 

‘When I was driving to the training ground, there was a real excitement, and I am hungry to get going and show everyone what I can do. It’s a good opportunity at a good club, and I am raring to go.’

Ramsay is contracted at Liverpool until 2027, having signed for an initial £4m - rising to £6.5m. He has played for the Reds twice, having made 39 appearances for his hometown club Aberdeen.

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