Wigan Athletic can confirm that striker Grant Holt has had his contract terminated by mutual consent and has now left the club.
- Grant Holt contract terminated by mutual consent.
- 34-year-old leaves the club after just under two-and-a-half years at the DW Stadium.
- Gary Caldwell: "We thank Grant for his service to the football club."
Latics manager Gary Caldwell said: “Grant’s career speaks for itself, and his experience has certainly been valued here at Wigan Athletic.
“In my time as manager, Grant has given nothing short of his all in training and in the matches he has played but, with competition for places fierce, both Grant and the club felt it was best he moved on to get the first team football he requires at this stage of his career.
“His knowledge of the game and ability has never been in question and I am sure he will have a lot to offer wherever his future takes him.
“We thank him for his service to the football club.”
Holt, 34, arrived at the DW Stadium in 2013 from Norwich City and has since made 27 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals. During his first season with the club, he moved on loan to Aston Villa and then later in the following season enjoyed a temporary spell with Huddersfield Town where he unfortunately sustained a serious knee injury. On his return to full fitness, the Carlisle-born forward spent two months with Sky Bet Championship side Wolves.
The striker wanted to thank the club for its support during his time at the DW Stadium, saying:
"I would like to thank everyone at the club for their support in my time with the club, I wish everyone at Wigan Athletic all the best for the future."