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Maynor Figueroa joins Wigan Athletic on loan

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Hull City defender Maynor Figueroa has joined former club Wigan Athletic on a short-term loan deal, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

The Honduras international has signed on a one-month deal after falling down the pecking order at the KC Stadium.

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Former Wigan star

Figueroa featured a number of times for the Lactics between 2008 and 2013. Having signed initially on a loan deal from Olimpia in January 2008, Figueroa ran into complications involving work permit issues that prevented the deal becoming permanent sooner.

However, in December 2008, Wigan announced the signing of the defender who had impressed during his 11 months at the DW Stadium. In January 2009, Figueroa scored his first goal for the club which took the form of a relatively modest header in comparison to his other two goals for the club.

In December 2009, Figueroa scored against Stoke from inside his own half which was actually chosen as Match of the Day’s Goal of the Season. His third goal came in 2012-13 against Nottingham Forest, where Figueroa scored from 35 yards out.

Having made almost 150 appearances for Wigan, it is likely that his defensive reinforcement will be welcomed at a time when Wigan are sitting disappointingly 18th in the Championship.

Lack of playing time

It is likely that this deal will suit all parties, with the 31-year-old having not featured in the Premier League so far this season.

His only appearances have come in the Europa League and the Capital One Cup, and with the defender not in Steve Bruce’s plans, a good opportunity for playing time will surely help to extend his professional career.

Figueroa joined the Tigers last summer on a free transfer and has gone on to make 32 appearances at the KC Stadium, as well as over 100 caps for his country, Honduras. 

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