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Man City sell midfielder to Wigan Athletic

Jack Byrne has arrived at the DW Stadium. Credit: PA

Wigan Athletic continued their impressive work in the transfer market on deadline by snapping up Manchester City midfielder Jack Byrne.

Byrne, who spent the first half of the season at Blackburn, has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the DW Stadium.

Jack is one for the long-term,a really hungry player who we feel can develop here over the next few seasons, a real talent.

– Warren Joyce

Wigan sign striker Bogle from Grimsby Town

Wigan Athletic had a busy deadline day, which culminated with the signing of Omar Bogle from League Two Grimsby.

The striker, who has scored 19 goals for Grimsby this season, has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at the DW Stadium.

Omar is a finisher, and he has scored goals at every level he has played at. He needs to take it to the next level now but we are convinced he has the attributes to be a success here.

– Warren Joyce


Wigan sign former Man United winger on a free

Ganriel Obertan is back in English football. Credit: PA

Wigan Athletic have continued their busy transfer deadline day by signing former Manchester United winger Gabriel Obertan following his release by Anzhi Makhachkala.

The Frenchman has signed a contract until the end of the season at the DW Stadium.

He adds great experience to the squad and offers us another option in the wide areas. He's a top professional with great quality.

– Warren Joyce

Wigan sign striker from non-league Eastleigh

Mikael Mandron spent a number of years at Sunderland. Credit: PA

Wigan Athletic have swooped to sign striker Mikael Mandron from National League side Eastleigh.

The Frenchman, who has also played for Sunderland, has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at the DW Stadium.

Mikael is a dynamic young striker who has worked with Andy Welsh at Sunderland and we are really optimistic he can develop with us over the next two and a half years.

He has pace and strength and we look forward to working with him.

– Warren Joyce

Wigan sign duo on loan from Hull City

Wigan have completed the double loan signings of Hull City players Alex Bruce and James Weir.

Both players have signed on loan until the end of the season with the Championship strugglers.


Wigan part company with manager Caldwell

Gary Caldwell is out of work. Credit: PA

Championship strugglers Wigan have parted company with manager Gary Caldwell after a poor start to season.

Wigan, who were promoted last season, currently sit in a lowly 23rd place in the lower tier.

It’s undoubtedly the toughest decision I’ve had to make since becoming Chairman.

We deservedly won the League One title last season. However, we have not managed to carry on that momentum into this season and, after careful consideration over a period of time, I feel that we need to act now in the best long term interests of the club.

We thank Gary for all the hard work he has put in and wish him all the best for the future.

We need to identify a new manager who can have an immediate impact and deliver success in the long term.

– Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe
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