Wigan Athletic head coach Paul Cook has told Wigan Today that both James Perch and Ross Wallace’s trials have ended and they won’t be signing with the club.

Both Perch and Wallace were free agents this summer and have been looking to get a contract this summer. Perch, a 32-year-old midfielder who can also play in defence, is familiar to Wigan fans after a two-year stint with the club that started back in 2013. He is free to find a new club after being released by QPR. Wallace, a 33-year-old winger, knows Lancashire well after spells with Preston North End and Burnley. He was released by Sheffield Wednesday this summer.

Recently, both Perch and Wallace went on trial with Wigan as they looked to get a contract with the Latics. Not only have they been training with the team but they have also competed in friendly matches against Tranmere Rovers and Chesterfield. They were able to beat Tranmere 2-1 but ended up drawing 1-1 with Chesterfield.

Unfortunately, neither Perch or Wallace was able to impress enough to earn a contract and Cook has now confirmed that both have left the club.

When asked following Wigan’s 3-0 loss to Rangers, he said: “They’ve left the club, and we wish them well,”

“We just keep going…I know where the questions are going here and I’m not going to go there!”

Wigan’s 3-0 loss against Rangers marked the final game of their pre-season campaign. They take on Sheffield Wednesday in the first game of the Sky Bet Championship season next week