Diouf training with Latics

El-Hadji Diouf in his Blackburn days
El-Hadji Diouf in his Blackburn days

EX-BLACKBURN Bolton and Liverpool striker El-Hadji Diouf is training with Wigan Athletic.

The 30-year-old, a close friend of Latics goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi from their Bolton days, is a free agent after being released by Blackburn in the summer.

At the moment, Diouf is only training with Latics to keep up his match fitness as he searches for his next challenge in the game.

But fans will recall that David Jones arrived on a similar understanding over the summer, and was rewarded for his efforts on the training paddock with a permanent contract.

For the full story, see today’s (Tuesday) Wigan Evening Post.