Wigan win race for Fleetwood striker Cole

Fleetwood Town's English striker Devante Cole (L) vies with Leicester City's Welsh midfielder Andy King during the English FA Cup third round football match between Fleetwood Town and...

HITC Sport understands Wigan have raided League One rivals for striker.

Devante Cole is tackled by Jens Hegeler of Bristol City during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay between Fleetwood Town and Bristol City at Highbury Stadium on January 17, 2017 in...

Wigan have won the race for Fleetwood Town striker Devante Cole, HITC Sport understands.

Rangers had made a bid for Cole as they looked to sign the player before the transfer deadline, but Wigan have stolen in to land the former Manchester City man.

Wigan have moved to bring in Cole to strengthen their attacking options as they look to boost their bid to win promotion from League One this season.

Devante Cole of Fleetwood Town celebrates with team mate Wes Burns after scoring his sides goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Fleetwood Town at Sixfields...

Cole's was in the final six months of his contract at Fleetwood and a number of clubs were hoping to land the striker for a cut-price fee before the close of the transfer window.

Cole, son of former England international Andrew, has scored 12 goals for Fleetwood so far this season and a number of Championship and League One clubs are keen on signing the former Manchester City youngster.

However, Wigan have pulled out all the stops to agree a deal for Cole before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

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