James McClean joins Wigan Athletic for a second time

Creggan native James McClean has returned to Wigan Athletic - six years after leaving the club.

By Sports Desk
Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 2:09 pm
James McClean with his daughter Allie-Mae and son Junior at the DW Stadium last night.
James McClean with his daughter Allie-Mae and son Junior at the DW Stadium last night.

The Republic of Ireland international - who was named Wigan's 2014-15 Player of the Year - was presented to the fans at the DW Stadium ahead of last night's League One game against Wycombe Wanderers.

He has signed a one-year deal after Latics paid an undisclosed fee to Championships side Stoke City.

McClean, 32, donated £5,000 to the Wigan Athletic Supporters’ Club Crowdfunder last year as the Club’s supporters raised over £750,000 to save Latics, prior to the acquisition of the club by Phoenix 2021 Limited.

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He played more than 300 appearances across the Premier League and the Championship, bringing vast experience and quality to Leam Richardson, and is returning to the club for a second spell.