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Dropping Like Flies!?-Coyle Signs McCann

Dropping Like Flies!?-Coyle Signs McCann

Chris McCann, out of contract this summer and refusing to negotiate a new contract has been reunited with former Burnley gaffer Owen Coyle at Wigan Athletic today after putting pen to paper following a medical. He will officially leave Turf Moor when his contract expires on the 1st July after signing a three-year deal at the DW Stadium. He leaves on a free transfer and the sad thing in many respects, is that we get nothing for all the investment we put behind him, especially during the long spells when he was injured.

McCann becomes Coyle's first signing for Wigan. The 'hero to zero' former Burnley manager recently became their new manager and was always known to have a high regard for the 25 year old midfielder.

Talking about his first signing for the club, Coyle said:

"I'm delighted to bring a player of Chris' ability to the club, and he'll bring real strength to the group ahead of a demanding season

"He's a powerful, attacking midfielder who scores goals, plays from box-to-box and isn't scared to put his foot in when it comes to winning the ball back.

"I had the pleasure of working with him at Burnley, and on a number of occasions we turned down some big-money bids for him, such was his importance to the team and the integral role he played in helping the club win promotion to the Premier League at a young age.

"He's still young in football-terms, has plenty to offer and I hope to see him playing a big role at Wigan Athletic."

McCann made 238 league appearances for Burnley between 2005 and 2013 and scored 27 times. It is thought Wigan beat a number of Premier League and Championship clubs to get their man, but get their man they did! Now all we have to do is get ours and quickly while there are still enough decent midfielders available!

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Wednesday June 26 2013
Time: 10:56PM

Comments

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I am sorry but you can just smell the unrest at the club! Who really wants to play for a club with no ambition paying one of the lowest salaries in the Championship? Bloody Yeovil probably have more nous and determination!!
turfmanphil
26/06/2013 23:01:00
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4/1 to go down. Bugger. Should have put my money on last season.
pmh200111
26/06/2013 23:57:00
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With no news of any signings to give a glimmer of confidence I am increasingly worried about next season. Perhaps the aim of the board is to be a force in Division 1 again, as in the late fifties/early sixties.
cornwallclaret
27/06/2013 07:25:00
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Those were the days Cornwall I remember when we were expected to do well every season in div 1 finishing in the top 6 most of the time.
pjohng33
27/06/2013 08:06:00
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Well it looks like Dyche is going to have to rebuild the team whether he planned to or not. I hope he's got some decent players in his sites, but it looks like no-one actually wants to play for Burnley anymore. Only Jensen seemed to be gutted about leaving. I'm getting more and more nervous for next season.
Copenhagen Claret
27/06/2013 16:54:00
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Only time to get worried is when kick-off time comes and we've still not signed anyone. Dyche might have to blood a couple of youngsters before he really wants to though!
CanadaClaret
30/06/2013 15:45:00
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I would like to see David Edgar and Junior Stanislas signed. If not then in the January window we will be looking to offload them both. From my list they are in last year syndrome just like Charlie Austin and a couple of others that I am not fussed about!
VinRogue
02/07/2013 08:49:00
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