Latics have agreed terms with Welsh international central defender James Wilson after his release from Bristol City. Wilson will join the club until the end of the season with an option to extend his stay.
Wilson joined The Robins in 2007 making over 30 first team appearances whilst at Ashton Gate. To gain more experience Wilson spent three months on loan with Brentford at the start of the 2008–09 season, his spell helping the Bees build an impressive start to the campaign before going on to win the League Two title. Wilson was awarded a winners medal for his part in the clubs triumph.
He returned to Brentford on loan at the start of the following season, remaining with the Bees until the end of the year. The defender also spent a month on loan with Cheltenham Town in September 2013.
Wilson, who can also play at right back, has also represented his country at under 19 and under 21 level before making his full debut for the senior side in October last year in a draw against Belgium.