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A highly-rated youngster whose career has been subject to rapid progress in the past year, Benny Couto agreed on three-year deal with the club in October 2021.
A month earlier, the left-back made his professional debut against Salford City in the Papa John’s Trophy and played a major role in the victory as well as keeping a clean sheet, showing maturity beyond his years.
Couto, an attack-minded defender, particularly impressed the Latics faithful in the local derby at Rochdale, keeping another clean sheet and having a vital involvement in Davis Keillor-Dunn’s spectacular goal.
Born in Portugal, the left-back consistently illustrated his ability whilst representing the Youth Team at Boundary Park and, interestingly, scored several penalties before his call-up to the senior side in August 2021.