Wigan target Shrewsbury star Beckles

Jon Taylor of Rotherham United battles for possession with Omar Beckles of Shrewsbury Town during the Sky Bet League One Play Off Final between Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town at...

HITC Sport understands Wigan eye Shrewsbury star Beckles.

Jon Taylor of Rotherham United wins a header over Omar Beckles of Shrewsbury Town during the Sky Bet League One Play Off Final between Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town at Wembley...

Wigan Athletic are lining up a move for Shrewsbury Town defender Omar Beckles, HITC Sport understands.

Wigan are planning ahead for next season back in the Championship and Beckles has emerged on their radar after impressing for Shrewsbury this season.

Beckles joined Shrewsbury last summer from Accrington and he quickly established himself as a key man in Paul Hurst's side.

Jon Taylor of Rotherham United battles for possession with Omar Beckles of Shrewsbury Town during the Sky Bet League One Play Off Final between Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town at...

The 26-year-old made 47 appearances in all competitions for Shrewsbury, helping them reach the League One play-off final only to lose Rotherham United.

Beckles, who primarily played at left-back this season, was named in the EFL League One team of the season after catching the eye for Shrewsbury this term.

Paul Cook ,manager of Wigan Athletic looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Wigan Athletic and Oxford United at DW Stadium on April 17, 2018 in Wigan, England.

Wigan are now ready to pounce for Beckles and offer him the chance to move to the Championship.

Latics boss Paul Cook is keen to strengthen his defensive options for next season and the fact that Beckles can play at left-back as well as centre-back makes him an attractive proposition.

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