Bristol Rovers in transfer battle for former Ipswich Town and Peterborough United star

A new name has been linked to Bristol Rovers - just a day after he was released from his contract at Wigan Athletic.
Gwion Edwards is the latest name to be linked to Bristol Rovers. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)Gwion Edwards is the latest name to be linked to Bristol Rovers. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
Gwion Edwards is the latest name to be linked to Bristol Rovers. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Bristol Rovers are reportedly interested in signing Gwion Edwards after his release from Wigan Athletic.

The Latics released Edwards on Tuesday, and there is said to be interest from several League One clubs. Darren Witcoop who is the Sunday Mirror Sports News Editor says that ‘Charlton and Bristol Rover are among the League One clubs eyeing free agent winger Gwion Edwards.”

Edwards was amongst six players released including former Bristol City loanee Steven Caulker, ex-Cardiff City left-back Joe Bennett, as well as their captain Tendayi Darikwa, Ryan Nymbe and Jordan Cousins as they clear the decks following their relegation. Wigan will be in League One next year competing with the Gas, but will start the season on minus four points after receiving a points deduction over unpaid wages.

The 30-year-old was on loan at Scottish Premiership outfit Ross County for the second part of the 2022/23 campaign, and has made five appearances for the Stags. His season concludes this weekend, and that will allow him time to decide his next steps.

The Welsh winger has a vast amount of experience in League One with 195 appearances featuring for the likes of Crawley Town, Peterborough United, Ipswich and Wigan. He has got 26 goals and 16 assists in his seven seasons of experience in the third tier and win the title with Wigan last year.

Rovers remain in discussions to keep hold of several players that are out-of-contract with the club this summer as Joey Barton searches for continuity in his squad amid a possible 12 new additions. First-team players Josh Grant and Grant Ward have been offered new deals, and the club is also in talks with Harvey Greenslade and Ryan Jones, who have spent the season out on loan in the National League South.