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Cardiff boss Warnock: Wigan no threat under Joyce

Neil Warnock has been busy winning friends again Credit: PA

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has taken a swipe at sacked Wigan manager Warren Joyce by saying he did not consider the Latics to be a "threat" once they appointed him in November.

Former Manchester United Under-21 boss Joyce was sacked on Monday after winning only six of his 24 games in charge at the DW Stadium.

Cardiff are currently 13th in the Sky Bet Championship but were a point above the drop zone, and Wigan, in 21st when Joyce took charge.

Warnock has told BBC Radio Wales he saw the move as a bad one for the Latics, however.

No disrespect but when Wigan appointed him, I was delighted. I didn't think they were going to be a threat to us.

I like Warren but you can't just put someone into the Championship who's never been there - it's nothing like youth football.

I'm in a unique situation for a manager because I'm not bothered if I get the sack - they can sack me tomorrow if they want.

If I want another job, I can get another job.

That's not being conceited, I just don't see many good managers around.

There used to be hundreds, you could name them all but the Championship is not like any other league.

– Neil Warnock


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
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