Defender leaves club by mutual consent.
- Jake Buxton leaves Wigan Athletic by mutual consent.
- Buxton played 42 times for Latics in all competitions.
- Paul Cook: “We wish him all the best, he’s a great pro.”
The club can confirm that defender Jake Buxton has left the club by mutual consent.
The 32 year-old was signed from Derby County in July 2016 and was a near ever-present in 2016-17, making 42 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal in the victory over Wolves at Molineux.
However, after expressing a desire to return to be nearer to his family in Nottinghamshire, both parties have come to a mutual agreement that he can leave.
Latics manager Paul Cook said: “We wish Jake all the best. I know him by reputation and by what the chairman has told me about him. He’s a great professional who gave 100% to the cause while with us and we respect the fact he has been honest. Sometimes in football you have to make difficult decisions with the long-term good of the club in mind, and we feel this is a move that benefits both parties.”