Latics complete Buxton signing

Jake Buxton
Jake Buxton

Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of defender Jake Buxton from Derby County on a three-year for an undisclosed fee.

The 31-year-old had been strongly linked with Latics for much of the summer, and has finally put pen to paper after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

Buxton signed in time to be available for Tuesday night’s friendly at Oldham, ahead of the final pre-season warm-up match at Fleetwood on Friday.

“Jake adds great experience and competition to our defence,” admitted Latics chief Gary Caldwell. “And I am delighted to be able to bring him here.

“Not only will he be an asset to us on the field, but Jake will also add to the great character within our dressing room and I feel he will fit into our group perfectly.

“He’s a top professional with over 300 Football League games to his name and he’s chomping at the bit to added to his tally.”

Buxton joins Latics after seven largely successful seasons at Derby, whom he joined from Burton after coming through the ranks at Mansfield.