Former Celtic prospect Thomas Rogne released by Wigan Athletic after season of struggles

DW Stadium - Wigan Athletic

The Norwegian is now a free agent after his release from the DW Stadium.

At the moment Celtic have a Norwegian manager and one of their star players, Stefan Johansen, is also from Norway. These two have certainly found success at the Glasgow club recently but for one former Celtic Norwegian, yesterday represented a low day indeed.

Celtic snapped up Thomas Rogne from Stabaek in January 2010.

At the time the talented centre-back was just 19-years-old and considered one of Norway's top talents, with good reason.

His time at Celtic however was disappointing. He had ability, no doubt, but he also had a penchant for getting injured.

After three full seasons at the club in which he never made it to 20 league appearances, he joined Wgan Athletic on a free transfer in 2013.

Yesterday, that disappointing chapter in his career also came to an end. Rogne played just 12 games for Wigan last season, with form and fitness deserting him. This season he has played just one, in a Capital One Cup defeat at Burton Albion.

With that in mind and Wigan beginning to prepare for life in League One, Rogne was released by the club yesterday.

Wigan boss Malky Mackay confirmed the news to the club's official site yesterday, stating:

"He needs to play matches, which we were not able to give him."

From one of Norway's top talents to being released by a doomed Championship struggler in just under five years. Here's hoping Rogne's next move sees him kickstart his career.

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