Jason Kerr had to ‘speak to a lot of people’ about leaving the Scottish Premiership and St Johnstone for English League One side Wigan Athletic on Deadline Day.

The centre-back captained St Johnstone to a historic League Cup and Scottish Cup double last season, earning him plenty of interest south of the border. He completed his move to Wigan on the final day of the transfer window and Kerr says it was a difficult choice.

Hibernian v St Johnstone - Scottish Cup Final

Kerr has joined Wigan after departing Saints. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He said: “It was a really hard decision and I had to speak to a lot of people about it. But I came to the conclusion it was the best next step for my career. It was important for me that St Johnstone got a good fee for me. I was never going to force a move. I’m glad they got money they can use.

“I’ve always had my heart set on going down south and playing at the big grounds down there. I remember watching Wigan in the Premier league and winning the FA Cup when I was younger. They’re a massive club. It’s daunting but exciting.

“It wouldn’t have felt right going to another Scottish club. I couldn’t have done that to St Johnstone after all the success we’ve had. St Johnstone is all I’ve ever known. It’s my club.”

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