Wigan eye move for Rotherham ace Derbyshire

HITC Sport understands Wigan Athletic have made an enquiry for Rotherham United striker Matt Derbyshire.

HITC Sport understands Rotherham United striker Matt Derbyshire has been the subject of an approach from Wigan Athletic.

Wigan boss Gary Caldwell is actively looking to bolster his attacking options for next season and he has made former Blackburn Rovers ace Derbyshire one of his top targets.

Caldwell is in the market for new forwards after seeing Marc-Antoine Fortune and Andy Delort both leave the DW Stadium this summer.

Former England Under-21 international Derbyshire joined Rotherham last summer on a free transfer after leaving Nottingham Forest and he helped the club secure survival in their first season back in the Championship with ten goals in 36 appearances.

Derbyshire has one-year left to run on his current contract at the New York Stadium and it remains to be seen if Millers boss Steve Evans would consider selling the 29-year-old.

Caldwell has already brought in four new signings this summer and he is keen to bring in Derbyshire as he sees the former Olympiakos man as being someone who can help fire the club to promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

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