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Fortune Favours The Latics - New Signing Announced




Wigan Athletic have officially announced the sixth signing of a manic preseason, new boss Owen Coyle has brought in striker, Marc-Antoine Fortune, from West Brom on a free transfer as he gears the Latics up for a quick return to the Premier League

The 32 year old striker isn't renowned for his goalscoring exploits, but he is an excellent foil for those around him, his work rate and link up play being top class, he is as strong as an ox and always gives 100%

Fortune started life in the French league, making his name at Lille and AS Nancy before a six month loan at West Brom brought him to the attention of the English footballing fraternity. Although the Baggies wanted to take him on a permanent deal, he'd won the clubs player of the season award during his loan spell, he ended up signing for SPL side Celtic for a reputed 3.8 million in the summer of 2009.

The French man only lasted one season north of the border before being re-united with West Brom in August 2010 and continued his love affair with the Baggies becoming a firm fans favourite

Turning 32 this week Fortune decided not to renew his contract at the Hawthorns and try his luck elsewhere, signing a two year deal with the club it is a case of Baggies loss is Latics gain. Great to have you on board MAF

Fortune Favours The Latics - MAF is here

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic

Speaking to the Latics official website about Fortune, boss Owen Coyle said: "To bring a player of such calibre to the football club is a great piece of business.

"He's shown his qualities at the very highest level, and when I spoke to Steve Clarke at West Brom he told me how he didn't want to lose him, which goes to show how important he has been at his former club and proof that he has the capabilities to be a Premier League forward, never mind a Championship one.

"So I'm really exciting to bring him in, the first of the strikers to arrive and I'm sure he'll bring a great deal to the team. He's powerful, can play anywhere across the front line and has pace to hurt defences. With the amount of games we have to play this season it's important to have these kind of players at the club."




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Date:Friday July 5 2013

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