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LATICS SIGN WOLVES MIDFIELDER LEE EVANS ON SEASON-LONG LOAN

31 July 2017

Latics capture Welsh youth international midfielder from Wolves for the 2017-18 campaign.

  • Midfielder Lee Evans signs for Wigan Athletic.
  • Welsh youth international joins on loan from Wolves.
  • Evans has played over 100 EFL games in spells with Newport County, Wolves and Bradford City.

Wigan Athletic have signed midfielder Lee Evans on loan from Sky Bet Championship Wolves for the 2017-18 season.

Evans, 23, is a former Wales U21 international who has played over 60 times for Wolves since moving to Molineux in 2013 from Newport County.

During the 2015-16 season, Evans spent time on loan at Bradford City and helped the Bantams to the League One play-offs – where they lost to Millwall in the semi-finals – before returning to Wolves and playing 18 times for both Walter Zenga and Paul Lambert last season, signing a new three-and-a-half-year deal with the club in February.

Evans’ new manager Paul Cook is delighted to secure the Championship midfielder for this season.

“Lee’s a classy player and somebody who has been playing at a good level for a number of years,” he said.

“We do have a number of players in midfield at the moment but I feel you can never be too strong in that department, especially over the course of a season in which we’re going to play over 50 games.

“I am sure once he’s settled in, Lee is the type of player the fans will really warm too.”


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