Connolly set for Wigan
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Connolly will complete a £2 million move to Wigan Athletic.David Connolly will complete his move to Wigan Athletic from Leicester City, for a fee of £2 million.
The former West Ham striker is on the verge of a move back into the top flight, and will be keen to show that he can be a regular goalscorer in The Premiership.
Connolly has scored four times already this season for The Foxes, including a hat-trick against Stoke City.
The 28-year-old started his career at Watford, before a stint in Holland with Feyenoord.
Connolly also played for both Wolves and Wimbledon, before West Ham bought him for £285,000 then sold him on for £500,000 to Leicester last summer.
Connolly may well not be the final new face at Wigan, with manager Paul Jewell confirming that he is 'bullish' about the chances of more signings.
"We've been working over time all over the summer to get new faces here but I suppose now is crunch point," Jewell told the club's official website.
"In many respects we're racing against the clock as much as anything else, but the wheels are in motion on a couple of things and I'm pretty bullish about our chances at this stage.
"However, the transfer market is a funny beast these days so I'm not prepared to divulge anything further until the fat lady has sung."
Michael Brown of Spurs is rumoured to be another player that could make the move to Wigan on Wednesday.
Brown is a peripheral figure at White Hart Lane, following the arrival of Edgar Davids, and could be set to move for a regular starting place.
Leicester will sign Elvis Hammond as a replacement for Connolly.