Date: 3rd June 2016 at 6:40pm
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Wigan Athletic are close to securing their second signing of the summer with Colchester United’s young midfield man Alex Gilbey looking likely to choose the North West as his preferred choice over a move to Championship rivals Bristol City.

The Latics look to have won the race for the 20 year olds signature, the hot prospect is a class act in midfield and showed his potential for the U’s last season despite their relegation from League One. Gilbey won their player of the season award.

Gibley is out of contract at the end of the month after refusing a new deal with the Essex club, Bristol City were keen but it looks like the Latics have stolen a march and got their man.

Alex Gilbey scores Colchester’s first goal v Latics in April