Curtis Tilt Joins Wigan Athletic on Loan From Rotherham United

Curtis Tilt

Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of Rotherham United defender Curtis Tilt. The centre-back will stay with the Latics until January 4.

Tilt becomes Wigan’s seventh signing in this transfer window as they rebuild following a summer of losing their prized assets to other clubs.

He is John Sheridan’s fourth acquisition since he was appointed Wigan manager last month.

Curtis Tilt Joins Wigan Athletic on Loan

Loan Until January

The centre-back is no stranger to League One, having helped Rotherham to promotion last season. However, he has found game time hard to come by in the early weeks of the season. A move to Wigan offers him the chance to play regular football as the Latics look to shore up their leaky defence.

Tilt will stay with Wigan until early January, where his loan will likely be assessed by both clubs. The 29-year-old centre-back should comfortably slot into the heart of the Wigan defence.

Tilt made his name in non-league football featuring for the likes of Halesowen Town and Telford United. A move to Wrexham followed in 2016 before he ventured into the EFL with Blackpool. His move to Rotherham hasn’t quite worked out for him, but a move to Wigan offers Tilt the best chance to regain his best form.

Speaking to the Wigan website about his move, Tilt said: “I am buzzing to be here and I can’t wait to get started. “I’m here to get games and help the lads get into the top half of this league.

Manager John Sheridan added: “Curtis is a natural defender, he’s left-sided and we’ve been struggling with that since Danny Fox left.”

“Both I and Leam know we’re playing Naisy out of position – he can play there, but I like Naisy and I want him to play higher up the pitch where he’s more effective.”

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