Former West Brom favourite Jonas Olsson signs with Wigan

By Nathan Judah | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Former West Brom favourite Jonas Olsson is back in the English football after signing a short -term deal with Championship rivals Wigan Athletic.

Jonas Olsson has signed for Wigan (AMA)

The Swedish defender played over 250 games during his nine-year stay at the Hawthorns before returning to Swedish football with Djurgardens IF in March 2017.

"I am very happy to be involved; it has been a hectic few hours after I flew in from Stockholm yesterday," said the 35-year-old.

"I have been missing the UK a lot and I always feel more British than Swedish in a sense!

"I have had a couple of good years back home but I am ready to be back and delighted to be back - I am still enjoying the game, I feel very fit and I am ready to go."

However, there won't be an emotional return for Olsson with his old club as the sides have already met twice in the league and in the FA Cup third round.

Wigan currently sit 20th in the Championship, five points above the relegation zone.

Nathan Judah

By Nathan Judah

Digital Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star


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