Chris McCann becomes Owen Coyle's first Wigan Athletic signing

McCann becomes Coyle's first Wigan signing
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Midfielder Chris McCann is the first player to join Wigan Athletic since Owen Coyle's appointment as manager.

Owen Coyle has made his first signing since becoming Wigan Athletic manager, securing Chris McCann on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old Burnley midfielder will move to the DW Stadium on July 1, having previously played for Coyle when he was the Clarets boss.

"I'm delighted to bring a player of Chris's ability to the club, and he'll bring real strength to the group ahead of a demanding season," the manager said, according to Sky Sports News.

"He's a powerful, attacking midfielder who scores goals, plays from box-to-box and isn't scared to put his foot in when it comes to winning the ball back.

"I had the pleasure of working with him at Burnley, and on a number of occasions we turned down some big-money bids for him, such was his importance to the team and the integral role he played in helping the club win promotion to the Premier League at a young age."

McCann had also been linked to Nottingham Forest, Hull City and Leicester City.

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