Latics youngsters and loanees have been out and about at their respective clubs, gaining vital match experience and getting minutes out on the pitch.
After resuming his loan at the inception of the year, Kofi’s returned to being a regular at Nethermoor Park, making a stunning second debut for the Lions, also winning a spot-kick against Gainsborough Trinity.
Guiseley are in a solid position near the top of the Northern Premier League Premier Division, sitting one place behind big-spenders Macclesfield, and could sneak into the play-off positions using their game in hand on Worksop.
Benny Couto’s Ashton United sit just one place behind Guiseley in the NPL table, but have dropped off a tad having been third during December.
They’re still making good progress, however, and could capture a place in the top five with a good run of form.
Benny’s been a key part of that, also helping the Robins to the Manchester Premier Cup semi-final, beating Chadderton in the quarter-final on Tuesday.
After making his return to Blyth Spartans in the middle of December, Dan has made the number one spot his own, helping the Green Army climb up the National League North table, leaving them with an outside chance of the play-offs, as they sit six points behind Curzon Ashton in seventh.
The 23-year-old has been called into action on a number of occasions, making a series of top saves to rescue valuable points for John Shaw’s side.
After recovering from injury, Jordan returned to the Darlington squad for their defeats to Southport and Tamworth, but was an unused substitute in both.
A series of defeats have seen Darlington slide further into the relegation zone, leaving them seven points from safety in the National League North.
After making six appearances for Kidderminster, Ben has now returned to Boundary Park following the conclusion of his loan.
The Harriers remain in the relegation zone, but three wins in their last three leave them in a much healthier position, and are just one point away from safety.