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Wigan confirm Perch signing
Jul 03, 2013 8:28 AM EST
Wigan have confirmed the signing of versatile 27-year-old James Perch from Newcastle.
Perch, who can operate in both defence and midfield, has agreed a four-year-deal with the club after Wigan and Newcastle agreed an undisclosed fee.
He moved to St James' Park from Nottingham Forest in 2010 and, after a tough start to life with the club, went on to feature 65 times for the club, scoring just once.
Perch told the club's official website: "It feels great to be here with a new challenge ahead of me, and I’m very excited at getting that started.
"The prospect of helping to get the team promoted was really appealing and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the boys and get started.
"I think Wigan Athletic is a great club and after speaking with the manager, his ambition and determination to take the club back to the Premier League where it belongs is something I wanted to be a part of."
Perch will become Owen Coyle's fourth signing of the close season after securing the signatures of Thomas Rogne, Stephen Crainey and Chris McCann.