Sheffield Wednesday sign Wigan keeper Kirkland

Sheffield Wednesday have signed released Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.

Sheffield Wednesday have signed released Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.

Kirkland will join up with Wednesday in July, joining a club newly promoted to the npower Championship, on a two-year contract.

Kirkland, who counts Coventry and Liverpool among his former clubs and won an England cap against Greece in 2006, said on his new club's website: "This is a fantastic move for me and I am delighted to be here.

"There have been stories about injuries but I have been fully fit for the last two seasons at Wigan and really frustrated at being a number two.

"I'm chomping at the bit to start playing again and to join a club like Sheffield Wednesday at this time is a great move, although there is great competition for places, which is great."

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