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Latics land striker Scotland
15 Jul 2009 - 15:37:04
Trinidad & Tobago international Jason Scotland has completed his transfer from Swansea City to Wigan Athletic after obtaining permission to work in the UK.
Although the move is still subject to Scotland being granted a visa and international clearance, he has passed a medical and agreed terms on a two-year contract with the Latics.
The 30-year-old is new boss Roberto Martinez's third capture following the arrivals of Jordi Gomez and Hendry Thomas earlier this summer.
The Latics boss said: "Jason is a natural goalscorer, I can't really put it any other way. Every manager wants a player who has that clinical ability to make something happen in the box, and Jason can do that.
"He is strong, very physical and his feet can produce the magic ingredient every team needs in the box. This was always going to be a key signing for me.
"I have every faith he can make the step up to the Premier League and become a real cult hero at the Latics.
"I know from experience how the Wigan fans love a goalscorer like Graeme Jones, Andy Liddell, Nathan Ellington and Jason Roberts. I am confident Jason can be the next name on that list."
Scotland scored 53 goals in only 105 appearances for the Swans after previously playing for Dundee United and St Johnstone.