BIRTHPLACE: THORNABY-ON-TEES: JAN 1ST, 1988
PREVIOUS CLUBS: MIDDLESBROUGH
Left-back Jonathan Grounds could not have wished for a more glamorous debut in football which was for Middlesbrough against Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.
Grounds was a yet another product of the renowned Academy at the Riverside Stadium making a total of 37 first-team appearances for the club.
Between 2008/12, Grounds gained further first-team experience following loan spells at Norwich, Hibernian, Chesterfield and Yeovil.
Indeed, in 2011/12 Grounds twice appeared against Latics in npower League One for Chesterfield and Yeovil.
Grounds was released by Middlesbrough in the summer of 2012 and Latics beat off competititon from a number of other clubs to make the marquee signing.