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Wigan Athletic haven’t quite got their man as transfer target Jason Scotland awaits his UK visa.

The Trinidad and Tobago striker cannot complete his move to the UK football club until he has official clearance.

The 30-year old has already been granted a UK work permit at a court appeal hearing, but he must await this final hurdle in the UK visa process before his transfer from Swansea Football Club is a done deal.

Scotland has agreed a two year contract with Wigan but he may miss the club’s pre-season tour to Austria next week if he does not receive the legal paperwork in time.

In July 2005, the player was involved in another UK visa wrangle when he had his work permit application turned down. His then club, St Johnstone, were able to gain a UK work visa on his behalf within three weeks of his being turned down and an appeal rejected.

Scotland will join Wigan from Swansea for a transfer fee of around £2million.

He will once again play under former manager Roberto Martinez. The Wigan boss was keen to sign the striker who scored 65 goals in 97 matches at his last club.

"Jason is a natural goalscorer, I can't really put it any other way. Every manager wants a player who has that clinical ability to make something happen in the box, and Jason can do that. He is strong, very physical, and his feet can produce the magic ingredient every team needs in the box,” said Martinez.

On his move to the play at the JJB Stadium, Scotland said:

"I am so excited to get a chance in the Premier League. I want to show the manager he has done the right thing by bringing me here.”