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Cardiff sanction Pilkington exit

10th January 2019, 10:59 by Tom McGarry

Cardiff have released Anthony Pilkington from his contract and the winger has immediately joined Wigan on a free transfer.

Former Republic of Ireland international Pilkington has spent the last four-and-a-half years at the Cardiff City Stadium after joining from Norwich in 2014, but he has fallen down the pecking order over recent seasons and has not appeared at all so far this term.

Indeed, Pilkington's last Cardiff outing came against Aston Villa in April 2018 and the Bluebirds have now reached a mutual agreement for the 30-year-old to leave the club and he has immediately joined Wigan on an 18-month contract.

In total, Pilkington scored 23 goals in 111 appearances for the Bluebirds and Wigan boss Paul Cook believes the arrival of the former Huddersfield star at the DW Stadium will give his side a major boost.

"Anthony has good experience in the Championship and Premier League, I am delighted to bring him to Wigan Athletic," Cook told the club website.

"He won promotion with Cardiff City last season so he knows what it takes to do well at this level and I am sure he will be a big asset to us for the rest of this campaign and beyond."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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