Wigan Athletic sign Sweden international Markus Holgersson

Markus Holgersson of the New York Red Bulls plays the ball against the Houston Dynamo during the match at Red Bull Arena on August 10, 2012
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Wigan Athletic announce the signing of former New York Red Bulls defender Markus Holgersson.

Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of Swedish defender Markus Holgersson on a deal until the end of the season.

Holgersson, 28, who has one international cap with Sweden, was a free agent following his release by Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls.

"Markus had a few options available to him and we are delighted he has chosen to come to Wigan Athletic," Latics manager Uwe Rosler told the club website.

"He brings a wealth of experience together with the versatility to play in a number of positions because of his good technical ability.

"The defence is an area where we needed strengthening and Markus will definitely help the squad moving forwards."

Holgersson will wear the number two shirt for Wigan and, subject to international clearance, could make his debut at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Manager Uwe Rosler of Wigan Athletic gestures during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers at the DW Stadium on December 15, 2013
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