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Wigan sign Ghana keeper Kingson

Richard Kingson
Ghana keeper Kingson played under Bruce at Birmingham

Wigan have completed the signing of ex-Birmingham keeper Richard Kingson.

The Ghana international is reunited with Latics manager Steve Bruce, who signed him for Blues last summer.

Kingson played for his country in the 2006 World Cup but struggled to make an impact at St Andrews and was released at the end of last season.

The 30-year-old, who is able to sign after the transfer deadline as a free agent, said: "There are two top keepers here, but I'll fight for a place."

He added: "It's terrific to be back in England. Steve Bruce is a great manager and I'm looking forward to my career at Wigan."

606: DEBATE
Latics boss Steve Bruce told the club website: "He's a really decent keeper.

"You don't play nearly 60 times for one of the top 20 nations in the world without having something about you.

"I think he'll add to the competition here."

Kingson will compete with Chris Kirkland and Mike Pollitt for a place in the Wigan starting line-up, and will hope to be in contention for Sunday's Premier League match at Tottenham.


see also
Keeper Kingson leaves Birmingham
16 May 08 |  Birmingham
Kingson released from hospital
27 Sep 07 |  Birmingham
Birmingham complete Kingson deal
04 Jul 07 |  Birmingham


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