Wigan, Newcastle, Villa battle for McCormack

Wigan Athletic are battling Rangers for Motherwell striker Ross McCormack.

The Manchester Evening News says Latics' boss Steve Bruce, and his assistant Eric Black, ran the rule over McCormack in the Fir Park side's Scottish Cup defeat against Dundee on Monday.

John Benson, the Wigan general manager, has also held preliminary contract talks with McCormack's agent with a view to him joining Latics at the end of the season, but Newcastle and Aston Villa are both keeping an eye on the youngster.

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