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WIGAN ATHLETIC PLAYER PROFILES

JAMES TAVERNIER
  • JAMES TAVERNIER
  • DEFENDER

UPDATED 06:37 30th June 2014

James Tavernier joined the Latics in the summer of 2014, the Bradford-born defender signed a three-year deal after arriving from Premier League side Newcastle United.

During his six-year stay at St. James’ Park, James only managed two first team appearances, though he impressed in multiple loan spells across the Football League.

The most successful of which was his most recent, a spell at Rotherham United, where he made 27 appearances, scoring five goals.

He was key figure for the Millers in the second half of the campaign, helping Steve Evans’ side earn promotion via the playoffs.

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