Cheltenham Town are delighted to announce the club's first summer 2021 signing and the return of a familiar face with goalkeeper Owen Evans signing on a permanent two-year contract.
The 24-year-old makes a full time switch from Wigan Athletic having previously spent the second half of the 2019/20 season on loan at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium from the Latics.
In his previous stint in Gloucestershire he was a part of the squad that reached the League Two play-off semi-finals and after a season back at Wigan he has now come back to the Robins as one of the club's goalkeepers for the upcoming League One campaign.
A Wales under-21 international, Evans has been at Wigan since 2015 after he joined the DW Stadium side as a teenager after leaving Hereford United. He had also previously been a part of the academy set-up at Cheltenham.
In his time at Wigan he spent time on loan at Witton Albion, Rhyl, North Ferriby United, Sutton United and Macclesfield Town ahead of his loan transfer to Cheltenham originally in January 2020.
Discussing his return to the club he said: "I'm really happy. When the chance arose to come I was really happy to get it done and be back as a permanent player and to really crack on and see the boys again and the manager. It was an easy choice in the end.
"I always wanted to come back and at one point I never thought it would be possible. But it became possible and I jumped at the chance to. It's really good to be back."
Evans will report for pre-season training when the players return to start preparations for the 2021/22 season at the end of the month.
His player sponsorship for both his home and away shirt are now available. If you are interested in becoming his shirt sponsor then contact Luke Saunders by emailing email@example.com to find out more.