Experienced duo commit to Latics for a further season after helping Paul Cook’s side to win the Sky Bet League One title in 2017-18.
- Alex Bruce and Gary Roberts sign one-year contract extensions with Wigan Athletic
- Bruce, 33, and Roberts, 34, have been crucial experienced heads in Latics’ squad under Paul Cook.
- Paul Cook: “You know what you’re going to get from lads like Alex and Gary and they’re going to be really important to our squad with the demands we are going to face in the Championship.”
Wigan Athletic duo Alex Bruce and Gary Roberts have both signed one-year contract extensions at the DW Stadium.
Bruce, 33, and Roberts, 34, both played their part as Latics won the Sky Bet League One title in the 2017-18 season, featuring in the majority of matchday squads and proving experienced heads for Paul Cook’s squad at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre in Euxton.
Roberts featured 35 times in all competitions for Latics in 2017-18, with his sole goal coming in a 3-3 draw with Scunthorpe United, whilst Bruce played 10 times as able back up to record-breaking duo Chey Dunkley and Dan Burn. Bruce did manage to find the net in his ten appearances, scoring with a superb improvised finish in our 3-1 win at Rotherham United.
Speaking about Bruce and Roberts committing to Latics for the 2017-18 season, manager Paul Cook said:
“You know what you’re going to get from lads like Alex and Gary and they’re going to be really important to our squad with the demands we are going to face in the Championship.”