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WIGAN ATHLETIC GOALKEEPER OWEN EVANS SIGNS NEW TWO-YEAR CONTRACT

21 June 2019

Wales U21 international commits future to Latics, signing contract until the summer of 2021.

  • Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Owen Evans signs new two-year contract
  • Wales U21 international made his Latics debut in Carabao Cup win over Blackpool in August 2017
  • Owen Evans: “I've been at the club for five years, so I'm over the moon to get the deal done and be given the opportunity to continue my progress.”

Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Owen Evans has signed a new two-year contract with Latics, which will see him extend his current five-year stay with the club until the summer of 2021.

Evans, 22, initially signed for Latics from Hereford United and progressed through the club’s academy, whilst also winning youth international caps with Wales.

The young goalkeeper has been involved with the first team group over the past three seasons and has also spent time out on loan with Witton Albion, Rhyl, North Ferriby United and Sutton United.

Hailing from Newport, Evans featured for Wales U21s in their U21 European Championship qualifiers against Switzerland and Romania last season and was called up to the senior squad for training camps prior to Wales’ summer internationals against Hungary and Croatia.

Speaking about signing his new contract at Latics, Evans said:

“I've been at the club for five years, so I'm over the moon to get the deal done and be given the opportunity to continue my progress.

"It's nice to have the gaffer and Nick Colgan [goalkeeping coach] show so much faith in me, so it's my aim to repay them over the next two years.

"I've been in and around the squad on match days and I've been at the stadium a lot when we're at home. The fans have always shown me support when I've seen them and they take an interest in what we do, which is nice.

"The aim now is to get as much game time as possible, whether that's through pushing here as much as I can or whether it's on loan somewhere.”

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