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Wigan sign Carson from Bursaspor

July 4, 2013
By ESPN staff

Wigan Athletic have announced the signing of former England goalkeeper Scott Carson from Bursaspor.

Scott Carson made 118 appearances in his time at West Brom
GettyImagesCarson has represented England four times

Carson, 27, has signed a one-year deal and becomes new manager Owen Coyle’s fifth signing, following the arrivals of Chris McCann, Stephen Crainey, Thomas Rogne and James Perch.

“I’m over the moon to join the club and for sorting the whole move out,” he told the club’s official website. “Now the focus is to get my head down and start working hard in time for the new season.

“Coming into a squad with a new look to it is exciting. There are plenty of players coming in at the moment, but there are also a number of guys here who have been at the club for a long time so I’m sure they’ll help lads like myself settle in, and right now I can’t wait to start getting involved.

“Everyone talks about how tough the league is and they’re right, you have to be at your best if you’re going to come out on top and with a lot of games to play it’s going to be really demanding on us this year.”

Carson had moved to Turkey in 2011 after three years with West Bromwich Albion.