Date: 16th September 2007 at 5:43pm
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Vital Wigan brings you the Latics squad profiles for the season 2007/08

19 – Paul Scharner

D.O.B. – March 11th 1980

Birthplace – Schiebbs Austria

Height – 6′ 3

Weight – 12st 9

Nickname – Scharnernator

Position – Defence/Midfield

Signed – January 2006

Fee – £2,500,000

Former Clubs – Austria Vienna, Salzburg and SK Brann (Norway)

International – Austria

Pen Pic – Versatile Austria international defender who completed his move to Wigan in January 2006 from Norwegian outfit Brann Bergen.

Earned his trade as a centre-back but capable of playing across the defence or in midfield, Scharner is quick and strong in the air.

Scored on his Latics debut in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final against Arsenal in January 2006.

Began his career at Austria Vienna before moving to Norway in 2004 and played for his country against England in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers.

Scharners season was interupted by injury last year.

Big things expected this time round

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