Posted on February 14, 2022 in WAFC
League One promotion hopefuls Wigan Athletic have snapped up St Mirren Jamie McGrath have signed a two-year and a half contract with the club. The Latics snapped up the player who had just six months left on his contract from the Scottish side. St Mirren had been keen to tie the player on a new contract but had to accept losing him now instead of being a free agent in the summer.
Jamie McGrath who has had a sort of revival over the last year, got his first call up to the Irish National team last year. The 25-year-old ended the year by making 6 appearances as Ireland tried to fight for a spot at the world cup later in the year. The player made his football debut for St. Patrick Athletic where he won back-to-back League Cups in 2015 and 2016. He won the Club’s Young Player of the year in 2016 before being snapped up at Dundalk.
At Dundalk, he was a key member of the club for three years. He played in the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League for Dundalk while also winning back-to-back Legend of Ireland titles. A switch to St Mirren followed, and he has since scored 20 goals for the club in about 70 appearances.
St Mirren would be gutted to lose the player that won their player of the year in the 2020/2021 season, but they were powerless to stop the transfer of a player that had set his eyes on England. He would join a Wigan side that is currently battling for the League One title with Rotherham.
Ireland contingent at the club has increased to four, with Irish players Will Keane and James McClean already at the club. Glen Rea would add up that number after joining the Latics from Championship side Luton Town. The 27-year-old would be at the club till the end of the season.