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31 August 2016

Prolific EFL striker hoping to get back to scoring ways with Latics following loan move from Cardiff City.

  • 29-year-old striker swaps Cardiff City for Wigan Athletic on season-long loan deal.
  • Le Fondre boasts over 160 Football League goals from spells with Stockport County, Rochdale, Rotherham United and Reading
  • Stockport-born frontman looking forward to "sinking his teeth" into Latics challenge after deadline day switch.
Wigan Athletic's deadline day signing Adam Le Fondre says he is excited by the challenge his season-long loan deal from Cardiff City presents.

Le Fondre says he hopes his stay at the DW Stadium will allow him to re-find his goal-scoring form that, as recently as the end of the 2014-15 season, saw him score eight goals in 17 appearances for then Sky Bet Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

With 163 career league goals to his name, Le Fondre certainly offers promise ahead of his stay with Gary Caldwell's side.

"It's probably no surprise that I have left Cardiff because they told me I was able to leave so it's good to get the move," Le Fondre explained. "This move is going to give me a platform to perform again and consistently play football. There is a lot of hard work in front of me and a lot of goals to score, but that's what I am here to do.

"The manager and the chairman have grand plans for the club, it's still a big calling and it's something for me to really sink my teeth into and get going in."

Le Fondre will be aided in his settling in period by a number of familiar faces, including former Rochdale teammate David Perkins, ex-Bolton colleagues Adam Bogdan and Craig Davies.

"I played with Perks at Rochdale many moons ago," Le Fondre continued. "Adam Bogdan and Craig Davies I know from my time with Bolton so there are a few familiar faces, but I think the longer you play in the Championship you get to know different players and see players you've played against all the time."

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