Wigan Confirm Pilkington Signing
Thursday, 10th Jan 2019 10:29
Wigan Athletic have confirmed the signing of Blues target Anthony Pilkington from Cardiff City on an 18-month contract.
As reported yesterday, Town had made the better financial offer to Pilkington and following talks at Portman Road the Blackburn-born 30-year-old was close to signing for the Blues, but ultimately took the decision to join the Latics for purely personal reasons because his family home is in the North West and he was keen to relocate there.
Town boss Paul Lambert had targeted the Republic of Ireland international wideman after working with him at Norwich, where he signed him from Huddersfield in a £2 million deal almost eight years ago.
Pilkington, who had also been linked with Blackburn, was out of favour at Cardiff, having not played for them since April last year and helping them to win promotion to the Premier League.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 266 bloggers
Fanstastic by LegendRay
There was quite a groundswell of opinion that no annual awards should have been given after a season like that. Except perhaps for one award that doesn’t have a category… the award for the supporters!
Eric Gates and the Great Escape by EricWark
My grandma claimed to know nothing about football. "Oh, I'll leave you men to talk about the football", she'd say, but she knew alright. She knew exactly what was going on with the Town.
The Unfair Football Finances and a Fairer and More Sustainable Alternative by BlueRaider
The Current Revenue Split
Too Many Suspects? – A Swede Ramble by monty_radio
Town have finally dropped through the beckoning trapdoor – but who to blame? Rev Evans with the peeling candlestick? Colonel McCarthy with the fraying rope? Captain Keane with the poisoned dart? Professor Paul with his own interpretation of chaos theory?
D-I-V-O-R-C-E by SE1blue
Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E becomes final today
Me and ITFC will be goin' away
I love this club and it will be pure H-E double L for me
Oh, I wish that we could stop this D-I-V-O-R-C-E.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]