Latics snap up Magpies duo
By Neil Foster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Due to the club's current financial plight, manager Iain Dowie is not allowed to sign new players but the League also like teams to have 16 fit players in their squad.
The Latics are currently missing several players through injury, while Darren Sheridan, Danny Hall and Danny Boshell are all suspended and so the manager was given permission to make the two loan signings.
The players concerned are goalkeeper Adam Collin and striker Calvin Zola Makongo.
Neither player has yet featured for the Magpies first team but could be in the squad for the Latics' clash with Rushden & Diamonds at Boundary Park on Saturday.
Carlisle-born Collin, 18, joined Newcastle in July 2002 while Zola, also 18, has played for both the junior and reserve sides at St James' Park and comes from DR Congo.