FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic have continued to strengthen their squad with the signing of former England international goalkeeper Scott Carson from Turkish side Bursaspor.

The 27-year-old joins for an undisclosed fee and has signed a three-year deal at the DW Stadium becoming new manager Owen Coyle's fifth signing in just a week.

The former Leeds and Liverpool goalkeeper expressed his delighted at the joining the recently relegated Latics.

He told Wigan Athletic's official website: "I'm over the moon to join the club and for sorting the whole move out.

"Now the focus is to get my head down and start working hard in time for the new season.

"Coming into a squad with a new look to it is exciting. There are plenty of players coming in at the moment."

The Englishman will compete with Ali Al-Habsi and Mike Pollitt for the number one jersey.

Carson has had a successful spell in Turkey since leaving West Brom two years ago.

Last season was Carson's best as he helped Bursapor qualify for the Europa League - making 29 appearances along the way.

Carson - who has four senior international caps to his name - will be playing for his seventh English club after featuring for the likes of Charlton, Aston Villa and West Brom before his move to Turkey. 

 

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