It would appear that the Latics could be once again casting their net north of the border if rumours, or more a bit of hearsay, are to be believed, suggesting that we are looking to sign a player who has just left Scottish Championship club Dundee as a free agent.
23 year old defender Declan Gallagher, who started his career with Celtic as a youth player before moving on to Stranraer (loan), Clyde and from there to Dundee, is the man in question, despite three separate contract offers from Dundee the 6′ 5′ centre back sees his career progressing elsewhere and has decided to leave Dens Park, whether he ends up at the Latics remains to be seen.
Gallagher was a rock at the heart of the Dundee defence last season, not missing a game and making 40 appearances in total as Dundee won the Championship and gained promotion to the SPL conceding just 26 goals in 36 league games.
Boss Uwe Rösler is keen to bring his own men into the squad, but promises that he won’t make changes just for the sake of it, with Andrew Taylor, Aaron Sinclair-Taylor and the expected signing of James Tavernier all adding to defensive options at the club, Declan Gallagher may just be a piece of hearsay that doesn’t materialise into anything substansive.
Vital Latics World Cup Prediction Comp.
Throughout the next four weeks we will be running a prediction league for the games played with a simple scoring system, simply access the thread ‘World Cup Prediction’ thread in the Latics Speyk forum and enter your predictions for the games that are there.
A correct result will score you 2 points and a correct score will see you awarded a 5 points bonus. There will be a group stage winner with an excellent prize for the top predictor, and a final overall winner, again with an excellent prize awaiting.
So put your international football knowledge to the test and have a go at predicting the results during the next four weeks.
Check out the latest PWU podcast, this edition is a World Cup preview special, in the studio at the Beech Hill Book Cycle are Barry, Gareth, Mick, Dan and Paul discuss the chances of each country involved.
Brazil is the destination for the world’s best footballers, Latics fans have interest not only because England have qualified , but we also have current and past players featuring for various sides in the tournament, Honduras featuring the most with Espinoza, Garcia, Palacios and Figueroa.
We look at each group and pick our tournament favourites, hopefully one of us has picked the winner!
The podcast can be listened to by clicking the embedded player below or downloaded to listen at you leisure by visiting www.buzzsprout.com