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ALEX REVELL JOINS LATICS ON LOAN FROM CARDIFF CITY

11 November 2015

Cardiff City striker Alex Revell joins Latics on loan until January.

  • Experienced striker Alex Revell joins Latics on loan.
  • Revell joins Gary Caldwell’s new look Latics.
  • Striker joins from Cardiff until 23 January 2016.
Wigan Athletic can confirm that highly experienced striker Alex Revell has joined the club on loan from Cardiff City until 23 January 2016, subject to international clearance.

The 32-year-old has made seven starts for The Bluebirds in the Sky Bet Championship this season, scoring once, having joined last January.

With Will Grigg on international duty this weekend, Revell is likely to go into the squad for the Sky Bet League One game against Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday.

Gary Caldwell is delighted to have netted his man:

"We're delighted to finally get Alex. He's somebody who I spoke to in the summer and we tried to get a deal done right up until the last few hours of the transfer window, but we couldn't get it over the line then.

"He became available again on Sunday evening and we've worked very hard to get a deal over the line. I've got to thank the chairman and the chief executive for getting this deal done for us, because Alex is a quality addition to our squad.

"He brings us a lot of energy, he puts himself about because he's big, strong and physical, and he's been scoring goals throughout his career.

"He's been playing at a higher level with Cardiff in the Championship and he comes in fit and ready to play for us, so he adds great competition to an already talented group of strikers."

Revell played against Latics twice at the DW Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship last season, scoring for Rotherham United in December before coming on as a substitute for Cardiff in February following his move to City in January.

The striker went on to win Cardiff's Goal of the Season for 2014/15, with a deft chip from the edge of the area against Brentford.

He has scored 73 league goals in a career that has also included spells at Cambridge United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Southend United, Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers and Leyton Orient. He is probably best remembered in recent seasons for his spectacular goal for Rotherham United at Wembley in the 2014 League One Play-Off.

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