FORMER Rangers players Josh Windass and Joe Garner have been reunited at Championship outfit Wigan.

In a whirlwind last-day of transfer activity, Athletic boss Paul Cook swooped to strengthen his squad.

Midfielder Windass quit Ibrox in a £2million deal, as Scotzine revealed yesterday, while striker Garner left Ipswich for an undisclosed fee.

“It’s been a strange day,” admitted Windass who was brought to the Govan outfit by Mark Warburton from Accrington Stanley two years ago.

“I woke up to get to Ibrox, to get on the coach, to play in the game against Maribor and the next minute I get a phone call and I’m away for a medical.

“It wasn’t an easy decision to make because I’ve been playing a lot for Rangers.

ON THE MOVE…Josh Windass in a tussle for the ball with Celtic’s Nir Bitton.

“But I spoke to the manager when I got the call and I felt the best thing was to come here and try to prove myself and get this team up the league.”

His ex-Ibrox mate Garner agreed a two-year contract after only one season at Portman Road.

The frontman, who has also played for Blackburn Rovers, Nottingham Forest and Preston in recent seasons, said: “It’s a great club to be at and I’m excited to be here after speaking to the manager about his ideas.

“I’m looking forward to getting out there and helping the lads. I know how he likes his teams to play and have watched them for quite a few years.”

Wigan gaffer Cook added: “Joe has scored over 100 league goals in his career to date and gives us another option in attack.”

Rangers left-back Declan John also left the club yesterday to join Swansea City in a £750,000 switch.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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