Wigan Athletic defender Rob Kiernan is on his way to Scottish side Rangers as a move to Championship club Birmingham City fell through at the last minute, according to the Sky Sports.
The defender was set to sign a two-year deal with the West Midlands side but as the Birmingham Mail understands, the club and management were not happy with all of the aspects in the medical that Kiernan has taken. Therefore, the club have decided against signing the 24-year-old who was on loan at the Blues for a good amount of games last season.
During his spell with Rowett’s side, Kiernan put in some average performances in defence and scored the equaliser in the Midlands derby against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Blues, who were the home side, went on to win the game 2-1 after the tenacious work of wonder kid Demarai Gray that made sure that Blues took four points against their local rivals during last season’s Championship campaign.
New Rangers boss Mark Warburton has had a £200,000 bid accepted by Wigan for the defender. Warburton had worked with Kiernan during his time working at the Watford academy and signed him for Brentford whilst employed as the club’s sporting director.
Kiernan joined the Latics from Watford in 2011 and went on to make 29 appearances, scoring once. He also enjoyed loan spells Accrington Stanley, Burton Albion and Southend United.
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