Wigan Athletic old-boy joins St Johnstone

St Johnstone have signed former Wigan Athletic forward Viv Solomon-Otabor until January.

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 3:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 4:24 pm
Viv Solomon-Otabor

McDiarmid Park boss Callum Davidson has dipped into the free-agent market following recent injuries suffered by Glenn Middleton and Stevie May.

“He’s someone I have known about for a while, I have seen him play and have watched videos of his games,” said Davidson.

“A friend down south alerted me to him being available and we’re glad to get it done.”

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The 25-year-old began his career with Birmingham and has most recently been with CSKA Sofia and Wigan.

He has been without a club since leaving Latics at the end of last season.

Solomon-Otabor was offered a new deal at the DW, but it went unsigned.

He made 31 appearances for Latics, scoring two goals, and underlined his commitment to the cause by playing on for the last two months of the campaign despite requiring knee surgery.

"Happy to have the opportunity to get back playing after a strange time out," he tweeted. "But most importantly I’m back now and I’m ready to fight. Let’s work."

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