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Steven Caldwell joins brother Gary at Wigan

Steven Caldwell
Steven Caldwell made his Scotland debut in 2001 against Poland

Wigan have signed Scotland defender Steven Caldwell on a one-year contract.

The 29-year-old, who was a free agent after leaving Burnley in the summer, earned a deal after impressing while training with Wigan in recent weeks.

Latics boss Roberto Martinez said: "He is a leader on and off the field and a totally committed defender who will add fantastic competition to the squad."

Steven, who played in Wigan's pre-season victory over Dundee United, is the brother of Latics captain Gary.

"Gary has of course told me what the club is like and how impressed he has been with the set-up here," stated Steven.

"I am delighted to have sorted out my future and I can't wait to get started and fight for my place."


He began his career as a trainee at Newcastle before moving to Blackpool, Bradford and Leeds on short loan deals.

Steven joined Sunderland in the summer of 2004, making more than 80 appearances for the Black Cats before switching to Burnley in January 2007. He went on to play more than 100 games for the Clarets.

The Caldwells will be the first brothers to play for Wigan since Warren and Wayne Aspinall in the mid 1980s.

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