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10 July 2014

Latics confirm signing of Scotland international midfielder.

Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce that Scotland international midfielder Don Cowie has signed for Wigan Athletic, subject to international clearance.

Cowie becomes Uwe Rosler’s fifth signing of the close season, following Andrew Taylor, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, James Tavernier and Oriol Riera to the DW Stadium.

The 31-year-old was out of contract at Cardiff City and has chosen Latics over several other offers.

After Cowie passed a medical and put pen to paper on a two year contract with Latics, a delighted Rosler said:

"After we lost Jordi Gomez, Jack Collison, Josh McEachran, added to the longer-term injuries we’ve had with Ben and Chris, I wanted to bring in an energetic player with experience who knows all about getting out of this league.

"Don also played over 20 games last season in the Premier League; he’s 31 but he’s an extremely professional person and I’ve known about him for quite some time.

"From his training regime to the way he lives and breathes football he has the attributes to allow him to play football until his late 30’s.

"I think he knows the position, he has the ability to play a high-pressing game and an attacking forward game and I think he will add experience, reliability, a technical ability where all our players have to be so I look forward to working with him.

"He was a bosman player, he suits our Championship wage structure and he will give us alternatives in midfield."

Cowie was a second half substitute during Latics’ 2-1 FA Cup fifth round victory at the Cardiff City Stadium in February and played 22 games for the Welsh outfit in all competitions last season.

In total he made 97 appearances in all competitions for Cardiff in three years, scoring nine goals.

He previously played 94 times for Watford. Cowie began his career with Ross County where he made 191 appearances in seven years and won the Scottish Challenge Cup in 2007.

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