Latics borrow Serbian from Sporting

The 26-year-old Serbia international’s arrival will cover for the

loss of second-choice stopper Richard Kingson, who will head to the

2010 African Nations Cup next month with Ghana. A statement on

Sporting’s official website read: “Goalkeeper Stojkovic has gone on

loan until the end of the season to English side Wigan Athletic.”

Stojkovic joined Sporting from Nantes in July 2007, but has been

unable to claim the number-one jersey from Rui Patricio. He spent a

spell on loan at Spanish side Getafe at the start of the year, and

is likely to be Serbia’s first-choice keeper at the World Cup this

summer.