Watson: Bruce convinced me to choose Wigan

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Ben Watson is delighted with his £2 million move to Wigan Athletic.

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Ben Watson is delighted with his £2 million move to Wigan Athletic.

Watson, who made 21 appearances for Palace in the top flight in their 2004-05 relegation season, is confident he has made the right choice.

"It's great to be back in the Premier League," he said.

"Steve Bruce is the big pull here, and it's a great time to be joining the club and a team who are really flying.

"I want to thank everyone at Palace, and all the supporters, because they have been great to me.

"But this is a terrific opportunity for me to play in the top flight again, and I just felt the time was right for a move for me."

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