Latics capture Gilbey

Alex Gilbey
Alex Gilbey

Alex Gilbey has joined Wigan Athletic from Colchester United.

The midfielder arrives on a three-year deal for an undisclosed compensation fee.

Gilbey faced Latics twice last term, scoring in the 3-3 draw at Colchester, on his way to earning the player of the year award at his old club.

And boss Gary Caldwell is happy to have the 21-year-old on board.

He said: “Alex was one of the outstanding young talents in League One last season, and we believe the next stage of his career can be fulfilled here.

“He’s exactly the sort of player and person who suits this club and we’re delighted to add him to the group for pre-season.

“He scored an excellent goal against us at Colchester last season and he was a standout player on the day, making him an excellent addition.”