JAMIE McGRATH has completed his move to Wigan Athletic with some spare moments ahead of the transfer deadline.
McGrath, 25, is in high demand due to his form for St Mirren.
He has scored 20 goals in 79 appearances since joining two years ago, winning the club’s Player of the Year award last season.
Wigan, Birmingham City, Aberdeen and Hibernian all have close links with the Ireland international.
It looks like he will likely stay on until the summer as his contract is about to expire before a final gasp for participants in the League One promotion is forced just before the deadline. 11p.m.
The deal was finalized in Carlisle – roughly halfway between Wigan and Paisley – as the former St Pat and Dundalk player signed a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
McGrath joins Ireland teammates James McClean and Will Keane at DW Stadium with the Latics also signing former under-21 international Glen Rea on loan from Luton Town.
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8295478/jamie-mcgrath-wigan-transfer-ireland-deadline-day/ Irish tennis player Jamie McGrath completes his final gasp of transfer to Wigan Athletic from St Mirren in the dying moments of his final day