Skoko Confirms Wigan Athletic Deal
Josip Skoko confirmed that he has signed a two-year deal for English Premier League side Wigan Athletic and is hoping to be available to play for his new side next weekend, following the Socceroos training camp.
Josip Skoko confirmed that he has signed a two-year deal for English Premier League side Wigan Athletic and is hoping to be available to play for his new side next weekend, following the Socceroos training camp. Initial reports suggested that Skoko had failed to get a work permit to play in England, but the experienced Turkish-based midfielder said that has all been sorted out and he is simply waiting on the right visa that will allow him to play in England. He was impressed with Wigan-s first up performance against reigning champions and raging hot favourites Chelsea, which saw them lose to a last gasp goal from Argentinaen striker Hernan Crespo. “They worked really hard, had a few chances and were very unlucky in the end,” said Skoko from Hoenderloo. “It was a bit heartbreaking there for them at the end, but it was a positive performance.” Skoko will head straight back to Wigan after the camp and hopes to be in line for a start next weekend. “I-ll be arriving there on Thursday afternoon, so hopefully I will be in contention for the next game.”
Aussies Abroad: Sainsbury’s PSV edge closer to Champions League group stage
Trent Sainsbury?s PSV Eindhoven have taken a step towards playing in this year?s UEFA Champions League after an incredible first-leg play-off win over Swiss side FC Basel on Wednesday morning (AEST). Sainsbury was an unused substitute as PSV came from behind to win the first l
Aussies Abroad: Suwon lose but Taggart scores again in K-League
K-League top goalscorer Adam Taggart scored his eighth goal in eight games for Suwon Bluewings in a 2-1 defeat to Seongnam on Sunday evening (AEST). The Caltex Socceroos striker?s 74th minute equaliser looked to have rescued a valuable point for the 10-man Bluewings, who saw M