Scotland deal almost done

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Trinidad and Tobago striker Jason Scotland will have to wait for a visa and international clearance before his move to Wigan can officially be completed.

The 30-year-old was granted a work permit at an appeal hearing on Wednesday but further paperwork must be received before his transfer from Swansea can be sealed. He has already passed a medical and agreed terms on a two-year contract but could still miss the Latics' pre-season trip to Austria next week if the necessary documents do not come through in time.

A fee, believed to be around £2million, was agreed between the two clubs on Friday and Wigan boss Roberto Martinez said: "Jason is a natural goalscorer, I can't really put it any other way. Every manager wants a player who has that clinical ability to make something happen in the box, and Jason can do that."

He added: "He is strong, very physical, and his feet can produce the magic ingredient every team needs in the box.

"This was always going to be a key signing for me.

"I have every faith he can make the step up to the Premier League and become a real cult hero at the Latics.

"I know from experience how the Wigan fans love a goalscorer. Graeme Jones, Andy Liddell, Nathan Ellington, Jason Roberts. I am confident Jason can be the next name on that list."

Scotland is delighted the move has finally been sealed.

"I am so excited to get a chance in the Premier League," he said. "I want to show the manager he has done the right thing by bringing me here.

"I loved my time at Swansea and I think I served the club well but a new chapter in my career starts now."

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Nathan Ellington
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Wigan Athletic
Andy Liddell
Jason Roberts
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Swansea City

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