Bournemouth re-sign Sheffield Wednesday left-back Wiggins

Date published: Monday 1st February 2016 8:17

Rhoys Wiggins: Defender failed to make an impact at the Owls

Rhoys Wiggins: Defender failed to make an impact at the Owls

Bournemouth have announced the re-signing of Welsh left-back Rhoys Wiggins from Sheffield Wednesday.

The 28-year-old has committed to playing for the Cherries until June 2018.

“Wiggins returns to Vitality Stadium after previously spending two loan spells with Bournemouth before signing a permanent deal in 2010,” read a statement published on the Cherries’ official website.

Wiggins left for Chartlon in 2011 and moved on to Wednesday last August, but now returns to the south coast.

Bournemouth return to Barclays Premier League action on Tuesday against Crystal Palace, with captain Tommy Elphick “absolutely buzzing to be back” after his first competitive start in almost four months.

Elphick played 75 minutes of the FA Cup victory over Portsmouth after being sidelined since September with an ankle injury.

Elphick hopes it will not be long before he is back in league action for the Cherries as they bid to retain their top-flight status.

“For me personally, I’m absolutely buzzing to be back,” he said. “I’m fully training now and played in a real competitive game, another step to getting Premier League ready.”

Bournemouth head to Selhurst Park with four points from their last two matches after they followed a 3-0 win against Norwich with a 1-1 draw at Sunderland.

And the Cherries will be buoyed by their comeback victory at Portsmouth in which Josh King and Marc Pugh scored in 12 second-half minutes.

The reward for Bournemouth is a home draw against Everton – with whom they drew 3-3 at the Vitality Stadium earlier this season – in the fifth round.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth confirmed on Monday they had parted company with Alessandro Cannataro and Tomas Andrade.

Cannataro’s contract has been terminated by mutual consent, while Andrade has returned to parent club River Plate.

And goalkeeper Ryan Allsop has joined Sky Bet League Two side Wycombe on loan for the remainder of the season.

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