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Pilkington seals Championship move

Anthony Pilkington has joined Wigan from Cardiff City.

The Republic of Ireland international has joined the Championship club on an 18-month deal after failing to make a single appearance for Neil Warnock’s Cardiff side this season.

Pilkington made 111 appearances for the Welsh club, netting 23 goals and winning promotion with the club last season.

The 30-year-old joined Cardiff in 2014 from Norwich, having previously represented Stockport and Huddersfield.

“Anthony has good experience in the Championship and Premier League, I am delighted to bring him to Wigan Athletic,” Latics boss Paul Cook said today.

“He won promotion with Cardiff City last season so he knows what it takes to do well at this level and I am sure he will be a big asset to us for the rest of this campaign and beyond.”

The Irish international has nine caps for the Boys in Green, and scored a delightful goal against the USA in 2014.
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