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LATICS REVIEW

THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME OF WIGAN ATHLETIC | ISSUE 02

TUE AUG

17 | 2021

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HONOURS:

NON-LEAGUE HONOURS:

CHESHIRE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS:

1933/34, 1934/35, 1935/36, 1964/65

CHESHIRE LEAGUE CUP WINNERS:

1935/36, 1964/65, 1965/66

LANCASHIRE COMBINATION CHAMPIONS:

1947/48, 1950/51, 1952/53, 1953/54

LANCASHIRE COMBINATION CUP WINNERS:

1952/52, 1952/53

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS:

1970/71, 1974/75

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CUP WINNERS:

1971/72

FA TROPHY RUNNERS-UP:

1972/73

RECORDS SINCE JOINING THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHEST FINISH:

10TH 2005/06

FOOTBALL LEAGUE HIGHEST FINISH:

2ND 2004/05

MOST LEAGUE APPEARANCES:

KEVIN LANGLEY, 317

MOST LEAGUE GOALS:

ANDY LIDDELL, 70

MOST GOALS:

DAVID LOWE, 82

MOST LEAGUE GOALS IN A SEASON:

GRAEME JONES, 31, 1996/97

RECORD TRANSFER FEE PAID:

£6,500,000 TO NEWCASTLE UNITED FOR CHARLES N’ZOGBIA,

JANUARY 2009

DW STADIUM RECORD ATTENDANCE:

25,133 V MANCHESTER UNITED, PREMIER LEAGUE, MAY 2008

RECORD VICTORY:

8-0(H) V HULL CITY, JULY 2020

HONOURS SINCE JOINING THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

ELECTED TO THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

1978

FOURTH TIER:

CHAMPIONS 1996-97, PROMOTED 1981-82

THIRD TIER:

CHAMPIONS 2002-03, 2015-16, 2017-18

PROMOTED TO THE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE:

2004/05

FA CUP:

WINNERS 2012/13

LEAGUE CUP:

RUNNERS UP 2005/06

COMMUNITY SHIELD:

RUNNERS UP 2013

FREIGHT ROVER TROPHY:

WINNERS 1985

AUTO WINDSCREEN SHIELD:

WINNERS 1999

ISSUE REVIEW

CONTENTS

EDITIORIAL:

Editor: Jay Whittle

6. Action Replay | Rotherham United

8. Welcome to the Visitors

9. Introducing Wycombe

10. Manager at the Helm

11. Player Focus

12. Head-To-Head

13. Classic Meeting

14. Latics Connections

15. The View From The Away End

18. The Big Interview

20. Commercial News

26. The Fan Zone

28. Travels in Retroland

30. Jeff Rourke Looks Back

32. Colourised by George

36. Community Trust Update

39. Ticket Office News

41. Icon-Tic

42. U18s Update

44. U23s Update | Kieran Lloyd Interview

46. The Stats Zone

Contributors: Ash Houghton, Sam Whyte, Bernard Platt, Steve Sharman, Jeff

Rourke, Tony Topping and George Chilvers.

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KEANE EARNS LATICS A DRAMATIC

LATE WIN AGAINST THE MILLERS

Saturday 14 August 2021| DW Stadium

LATICS 1

Keane 90+5

ROTHERHAM UNITED 0

Attendance: 10,217 (1,091 Away)

Latics: Amos; Darikwa (Capt), Whatmough, Watts,

Robinson (Cousins 56); Power, Naylor; Lang, Keane,

Humphrys (Massey 71); Wyke

Subs: Jones (GK), Carragher, Smith, Jo. Jones, Aasgaard.

Rotherham: Johansson, Harding, Barlaser (Odoffin

84’), Wood (Capt), Wiles, Ogbene, Miller (Ferguson

66), Lindsay, Kayode (Ladopo 71), Ihiekwe, Smith

Subs: Chapman, Sadlier, Rathbone, Edmonds-Green.

Wigan Athletic kicked off their 2021/22 Sky

Bet League One home campaign with a lastgasp

victory against Rotherham United on

Saturday.

Will Keane headed home a dramatic late winner for

Latics in stoppage time from Max Power’s excellent

free-kick to help Latics earn all three points at the

DW Stadium.

Latics made three changes to the side that took

the field at Sunderland last weekend, with Luke

Robinson, Stephen Humphrys and Kell Watts

replacing Tom Pearce, Gwion Edwards, and Adam

Long.

Before the Sky Bet League One encounter,

chairman Talal Al Hammad received an outstanding

ovation from Latics supporters for ensuring that

the football club can have a bright future to look

forward to.

It was an emotional moment as fans showed their

appreciation, and returned to their seats for the first

time in almost 18 months.

The match kick-off was delayed by 10 minutes to

allow safe entry into the Stadium, with a minute of

applause also taking place to remember supporters

who are sadly no longer with us.

It was Latics who flexed their muscles first, with

Charlie Wyke finding space in behind on the left

channel and hooking it towards the unmarked

Keane, but the forward fired his volley wide of the

goal.

Rotherham replied immediately with an early

chance of their own after Joshua Kayode’s effort

on the edge of the penalty area took a dangerous

deflection and went narrowly wide.

After the electric atmosphere at the DW Stadium

contributed to a frantic start, Latics began to slow

the tempo and gain a foothold in possession, though

it was the visitors who came close through Jamie

Lindsay after he drew a fine save from Ben Amos

from the edge of the area.

Chiedozie Ogebene proved to be a real handful

on the right channel as he ran directly at Robinson

and tried to deliver a cross on the byline, but his

attempt was deflected, and Amos was at hand to

prevent the danger.

Rotherham spurned a huge opportunity to take

the lead in the 37th minute after Amos’ punch

ricocheted into the path of Lindsay with the goal

gaping, but the midfielder blazed his effort over

from close range.

Wyke had a chance for Latics on the stroke of halftime

after he dispossessed captain Richard Wood on

the right channel, and hit a shot from a tight angle,

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Latics celebrate

the late winner

Will Keane

wheels

away after

his late

goal

Tendayi Darikwa

celebrates after

the final whistle

Latics’ players come together at full-time

Supporters return to the stands for league

action for the first time in almost 18-months

Will Keane nods home

in the 95th minute

but Viktor Johansson swooped low to parry his

effort behind.

Rotherham started the second half the brightest,

with Latics captain Tendayi Darikwa being on hand

to divert Ogbene’s dangerous cross behind with

attackers lurking, whilst at the other end, Wes

Harding was shown a yellow card after cynically

hacking Humphrys down with a counter-attack

looking likely.

Latics came inches away from opening the scoring

in the 64th minute after Wyke and Tom Naylor

combined to keep Power’s free-kick alive in the

area, with the latter heading towards Keane at the

New chairman Talal Al Hammad

received an outstanding ovation

far post, but he could only guide his diving header

wide from close range.

The away side thought they broke the deadlock

when Dan Barlaser headed Michael Smith’s cross

towards goal, but his header crashed against the

woodwork.

To their credit, Latics kept on pushing for a winner

in the dying stages, and their efforts were rewarded

when Keane was able to get on the end of Power’s

free-kick from the left channel to earn Richardson’s

side all three points and send the supporters into

jubilation.

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INTRODUCING

WYCOMBE WANDERERS

After suffering relegation on the final day

of their first-ever season in the Sky Bet

Championship, Gareth Ainsworth’s side will

be hoping that they can challenge to make an

immediate return this campaign.

Wycombe Wanderers were the surprise package

in the second tier last term, taking their fate right

down to the wire despite fighting as underdogs for

the majority of the campaign.

The Chairboys started the Championship season

slowly, only picking up their first point in their eighth

match of the season, with their historic first-ever

Championship win coming in the following game

against Sheffield Wednesday.

A run of just one win in 17 games between

November and February left them 12 points adrift

at the bottom, but one thing Ainsworth’s side did

not do is throw in the towel and give up the fight.

They overcame a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 at

Huddersfield Town in February and ended the

season with six victories in 11 matches to take their

fight to the final day. Wycombe ended their maiden

Championship season on a high by winning 3-0 at

Middlesbrough.

It has been an impressive summer at Adams Park

thus far, as despite the departures of star players

Uche Ikpeazu, Joshua Knight and Fred Onyedinma,

Wycombe have recruited well for their return to

the third tier.

Former Sunderland midfielder Josh Scowen, ex-

Blackpool forward Sullay Kaikai, and experienced

striker Sam Vokes are three signings that have

caught the eye given their experience in the

EFL whilst exciting prospects Jack Wakely, Oli

Pendlebury and goalkeeper Adam Przybek will be

hoping to make their mark in senior football with

the Chairboys.

Wycombe Wanderers have made the perfect start

to their 2021/22 season ahead of Saturday’s round

of fixtures following their League One opening day

victory against Accrington Stanley, and their penalty

shootout triumph in the Carabao Cup at Exeter

City.

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AT THE HELM

AFTER SIGNING FOR THE

CHAIRBOYS FROM QUEENS

PARK RANGERS IN 2010, LITTLE

DID GARETH AINSWORTH

KNOW AT THE TIME THAT HE

WOULD GO ON TO MANAGE

WYCOMBE WANDERERS

AND LEAD THEM TO THE

CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN THE CLUB’S HISTORY.

A former midfielder who is widely known for

his astute crossing ability, Ainsworth signed

for Wycombe after his seven-year stay with

Queens Park Rangers came to an end. The now

48-year-old would immediately demonstrate

his class despite being in the latter stages of his

career after he was named in the PFA League

Two Team of the Year in 2010-11 as Wycombe

won promotion out of the division.

Ainsworth then began to cut his managerial teeth at

Adams Park after being handed the reins in a playercoach

role in September 2011. His first season in

management was a success, as Ainsworth steered

the Chairboys away from relegation in 2011/12

before hanging up his boots after his 600th career

appearance against former Club Port Vale.

Despite financial restraints contributing to a testing

season in 2013/14, Ainsworth successfully kept the

Wanderers in the Football League courtesy of a

final-day victory at Torquay United, before following

it up in a season that ended in a League Two Play-Off

final at Wembley. In spite of falling to a defeat against

Southend United on penalties, Ainsworth was

named as the LMA League Two Manager of the Year

for his efforts.

In the season to come in 2016/17, Ainsworth helped

his side go on a 16-game unbeaten run over the

winter period in addition to reaching the semi-final

of the EFL Trophy and the fourth round of the

FA Cup where they narrowly lost to Tottenham

Hotspur in a seven-goal thriller.

He won his first promotion at Adams Park in

2017/18 as the Chairboys finished in third place in

League Two, before helping Wycombe survive from

relegation in their first season back in the third tier.

The 2019/20 season would go on to live long in

the memory of Wycombe supporters, as while the

League One campaign was curtailed early due to the

COVID-19 outbreak, the Chairboys qualified for the

playoffs in third place after the table was concluded

on a points per game basis. Wycombe eliminated

Fleetwood Town in the semi-finals and recorded a

2-1 victory over Oxford United in the final itself to

earn a place in the Championship for the first time in

the Club’s history. Ainsworth credited Wycombe’s

success to the noise and support generated by the

substitutes, support staff, and directors following the

absence of supporters.

In their first-ever season in the Championship,

Wycombe took their fight to avoid relegation

until the last day of the 2020/21 season, and were

relegated in 22nd place despite beating

Middlesbrough by three goals to nil. After

taking their fate right down to the wire,

Ainsworth hailed the campaign as one of

the proudest moments of his career

given how his players never gave up and

fought until the very end.

Entering his 11th successive year being

involved with the Chairboys, Ainsworth

will be hoping that his team of ultimate

underdogs could have an outside chance

of bouncing back to the Championship

on the first time of asking.

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SQUAD

BY POSITION

GOALKEEPERS

13 DAVID STOCKDALE

30 TYLA DICKINSON

31 ADAM PRZYBEK

32 CURTIS ANDERSON

DEFENDERS

2 JACK GRIMMER

3 JOE JACOBSON

5 ANTHONY STEWART

6 RYAN TAFAZOLI

21 JACK WAKELY

23 JORDAN OBITA

26 JASON MCCARTHY

34 ANDRE BURLEY

35 MAX RAM

37 JAMES CLARK

38 CHRIS FORINO-JOSEPH

MIDFIELDERS

4 DOMINIC GAPE

7 DAVID WHEELER

8 CURTIS THOMPSON

10 MATT BLOOMFIELD

12 GARATH McCLEARY

17 DARYL HORGAN

19 ANIS MEHMETI

22 NICK FREEMAN

28 JOSH SCOWEN

33 OLI PENDLEBURY

FORWARDS

9 SAM VOKES

11 SCOTT KASHKET

16 SULLEY KAIKAI

20 ADEBAYO AKINFENWA

25 ALEX SAMUEL

29 TJAY DE BARR

36 MALACHI LINTON

A Wales international who

has a wealth of experience

in the Premier League, The

Chairboys bolstered their

forward line by luring Sam

Vokes to Adams Park.

SAM

VOKES

The 31-year-old was unveiled to

the Wycombe supporters on the

pitch before their pre-season friendly against Leicester City at the end

of July, arriving after a two-year spell with Sky Bet Championship side

Stoke City.

Vokes began his professional career at AFC Bournemouth in League

One, making his senior debut in 2006. His form with the Cherries

earned a move to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers who

he helped win promotion to the Premier League in his maiden season.

After spending four seasons at Molineux, he signed for Burnley in 2012

where he would then cement himself as a fans’ favourite. He made 258

appearances for the Clarets, scoring 62 goals, in addition to earning

promotion to the Premier League on two occasions.

Vokes swapped Burnley for Stoke City on 31 January, and made over

75 appearances for the Potters, scoring eight goals in the second tier.

Throughout his playing career, Vokes has become an established

member of the Wales national team, who he has also

represented at youth level. He has earned over 60 caps since

making his international bow in 2008 and was part of their

team that reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro

2016.

An addition that even left manager Gareth

Ainsworth lost for words, there is a feeling of

excitement amongst the Wycombe supporters

that their new number nine could become a real

coup in this division and help them on their way

to a successful season in Sky Bet League One

A striker who thrives on good deliverers into the

box, Wycombe’s aerial playing style suits Vokes,

and the 31-year-old will be a real handful

to teams across the league this term.

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HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Played: 16

Latics: 10

Wycombe: 2

Draws: 4

FIRST VICTORY:

Wycombe 0-1 Latics

FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION THREE

Saturday 19 February 1994

Latics celebrate at Wycombe in February 2003

Jason Jarrett keeps

possession

LATICS BIGGEST VICTORY:

Latics 5-2 Wycombe

FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION TWO

Saturday 09 August 1997

LATICS GOALS:

WYCOMBE GOALS:

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LAST MEETING AT THE DW:

Latics 3-0 Wycombe

Football League Division Two

Saturday 07 September 2002

Andy Liddell looks

to send in a cross at

Wycombe in 2003

Lee McCulloch

celebrates his

goal at the

DW Stadium

in September

2002

LAST MEETING:

Wycombe 0-2 Latics

Football League Division Two

Saturday 22 February 2003


CLASSIC ENCOUNTER

5

Wigan Athletic

After arriving from Charlton Athletic in the

weeks prior, O’Connell was able to mark his

Latics debut with a hat-trick in an encounter

which saw John Deehan’s side record a

comprehensive 5-2 victory against the

Chairboys.

Saturday 9th August 1997

2

Wycombe Wanderers

IT WAS A DAY TO REMEMBER FOR BRENDAN O’CONNELL WHEN LATICS

FACED WYCOMBE WANDERERS ON THE OPENING DAY OF THE 1997/98

DIVISION TWO CAMPAIGN.

Latics opened the scoring in the 10th minute

through O’Connell after the debutant timed his

run perfectly to nod Scott Green’s cross into the

bottom right corner, before the midfielder added

his and the home’s side second after he forced the

ball home during a goalmouth scramble from a

corner.

Wycombe then found themselves behind by three

goals after Green’s speculative long-range effort

deflected off the back of David Lowe to wrong-foot

the Chairboys goalkeeper.

Latics were four goals to the good before the

interval after Ian Kilford was the quickest to blast

home the rebound after Green’s initial penalty kick

was saved.

Wycombe, who were reduced to 10-men following

the incident which saw a defender sent-off for

handling Kevin Sharp’s cross inside the area, pulled

two goals back in quick concession at the start of

the second half to give themselves a glimmer of

hope.

Brendan O’Connell scored a debut hat-trick for Latics

After enduring a nail-biting finish to the Division

Two clash, O’Connell completed his hat-trick with a

low finish from close range to put the result beyond

doubt in the dying stages.


LATICS

CONNECTIONS

ROB KIERNAN

Latics: 2011-15 | 32 appearances, one goal

Wycombe: 2011 (loan) | 2 league appearances

JORDAN MUSTOE

Latics: 2009-14 | 4 appearances

Wycombe: 2014 (loan) | 3 appearances

LEWIS MONTROSE

Latics: 2006-09 | 2 appearances

Wycombe: 2009-11 | 55 appearances, 4 goals

DREWE BROUGHTON

Latics: 1997 (loan) | 8 appearances

Wycombe: 2004-05 (loan) | 3 appearances

ALEX REVELL

Latics: 2015 (loan) | 6 appearances, one goal

Wycombe: 2010-11| 15 appearances, six goals


THE VIEW FROM THE AWAY END

AT EACH

HOME GAME,

WE’LL BE

GETTING

AN OPINION

FROM AN

OPPOSING

TEAM

SUPPORTER

TO GET THE

LOWDOWN

ON TODAY’S

VISITORS

AT THE DW

STADIUM!

Russell Cox | 42

1: How long have you supported Wycombe Wanderers for?

I’ve supported the Club for 30 years and been to over 1,300 Wycombe

games. The Club means a lot to me as it’s where I meet most of

my regular mates and I’ve got myself a nice little pre-match routine.

Although I’m into groundhopping (I’ve done over 980 grounds), it’s

still nice to have a regular place to go back to and the prices are

reasonable, so it makes financial sense.

2: What are your hopes ahead of the 2021-22 campaign?

I’m just glad to be back to be honest, after missing a year or so of

watching Wycombe. So a season without any behind closed doors

games would be my main priority. In terms of league placing, I’d be

happy if we won more than we lose but I think most supporters would

want to get back to the Championship. I think reaching the playoffs at

the very least.

3: What sort of playing style will we see from your team?

I think we will mix it up a bit. We’ve been derided as a bunch of hoofballing

timewasters by some teams in League One but our time in the

Championship saw our style of play evolve. We have better players

now, but I still think we will play to our physical advantage.

4: Who is likely to be your player to make a difference in our clash?

I’d say the Albanian youth international youngster Anis Mehmeti. The

skilful midfielder should cause plenty of problems for any defence and

he chips in with the occasional goal too.

5: Who are you most concerned about in the Latics side?

I think given his goalscoring exploits for Sunderland last season, Charlie

Wyke will be the danger man.

6: What will the score be at the DW today?

I’ll go for a draw:

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THE BIG INTERVIEW

AFTER MISSING A LARGE CHUNK OF THE

SECOND HALF OF THE 2020/21 LEAGUE ONE

CAMPAIGN THROUGH INJURY, TOM PEARCE

IS HOPING HE CAN MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME

AND KICK ON AT THE DW STADIUM.

Pearce, 23, was a key player for Latics last

season as Leam Richardson’s side avoided

relegation against the odds, though he was

sidelined during the latter stages following an

ankle injury sustained against AFC Wimbledon

in February.

On reflection, the dynamic full back described the

Club’s survival as unforgettable, praising the support

from the Latics faithful.

“It was obviously a strange season,” he explained.

“It was a season that not many of us expected, but

we overcame that and we stuck together. We always

believed that we would get the job done - and luckily

enough in the end - we managed to stay up.

“At the time, you don’t really think about the situation

and just focus on winning games for our supporters,

but when the season ends, you always look back and

reflect.

“We’d literally done the impossible - it was a privilege

to a part of and something that I’ll never forget.

“The fans weren’t allowed in the Stadium but on

social media and around the town, we saw that the

supporters all believed which really helped us on

the pitch. We still had their full support, and it was

special.

“Personally I thought I did very well last year. To

record the number of assists that I did in the first half

of the season is something that I’ll be proud of. I was

gutted to miss the second half of the season, but the

lads pulled through, stuck together, and got the job

done in the end.

“I would’ve liked to have played more games, and

got more assists, but it wasn’t meant to be. Every

set-back is a comeback opportunity and I feel like I’m

getting back to myself again.”

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The dynamic left-back has been able to get a full preseason

under his belt and impressed as Latics won

five out of five matches in their friendly schedule.

Pearce admitted that it is great to be back on the

field and that he’s aiming to make up for the time

that he unfortunately missed.

“We’ve played a few games in pre-season and went

to Sunderland where I made my first league start in

almost seven months which felt good.

“I need to hit the heights that I was hitting last season

which will come with more games and more match

sharpness. I’m looking forward to getting more

minutes under my belt, and hopefully I can make up

for the time I’ve missed and push forward.

“I’m very determined. I just want to show everyone

what I’m made of. I’m looking forward to getting

on the pitch in front of the fans again, and winning

games.

“We’ve signed a lot of good players, and we’re still

gelling as a team. We’re getting stronger every day

with training together and learning how the gaffer

wants us to play. I’m sure as the games go on, the

fans will see us playing better football.

“I’m hoping to get a lot of games under my belt, and

keep on improving!”

It has been an exciting summer at the DW Stadium -

with plenty of changes both on-and-off the field - and

Pearce is hoping for a successful season in League

One this term.

Wigan is a massive Club and before we went to

administration, we had a lot of very good players

who we sadly lost - though we still had good players

last season.

“This season, the players and coaching staff that

we’ve brought in, the changes around the Club, you

can see that it’s turning into that massive Club once

again.

“It’s exciting times so we just need to stick together.

I cannot speak highly enough of the new owners – it

is an exciting time to be a Wigan Athletic player and

a Wigan fan.

“Personally, my objective is to have a good season

performance-wise and get as many assists as I can.

I want to defend well and attack well and play in as

many games as I can.

“As a team, there’s only one thing in our minds and

that’s pushing for promotion, so hopefully we can do

that. That’s the end goal - to get promoted - and if

you don’t aim high, then you aren’t going to get the

rewards.

“We want to take each game at a time, but in the

back of our minds, promotion is the goal.”

Latics supporters made their emotional return to the

stands on Saturday against Rotherham United, and

Pearce vowed that the players will always give their

all during every fixture.

“In our first games, you could just tell how happy the

supporters are to be back.

“The away fans at Sunderland were singing

throughout the game and that gives us the extra

boost. It’ll be fantastic to play in front of the fans again

and hopefully give them some good football to watch

and the results that everyone wants.

“The fans want the best for us and we want the

best for them. We are going to turn up on the pitch

every week, and no matter what the results are, give

everything for the Football Club

“There will be ups and down, but as long as everyone

sticks together and gives all that they can, we’ll see

where it takes us. I would really like to thank all the

fans for the continued support.”

Since arriving from Leeds United in the summer of

2019, the 23-year-old has also made a big impact

away from the field - often going the extra mile to

support the Wigan Athletic Community Trust.

Pearce spoke of the importance to give back to the

local community given the opportunities he has been

afforded by the Club.

“Obviously the fans support us, so it’s only fair that

I could return the favour and help give something

back. I always enjoy giving back and trying to help out

as much as I can in the community. I really enjoy it

and it’s a great feeling. I’m looking forward to getting

involved once again this season.

“Up the Tics”

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COMMERCIAL NEWS

LATICS

ANNOUNCE

PARTNERSHIP

WITH

STADIUM Mal Brannigan (right) with David McAtamney

Wigan Athletic was delighted this summer to

announce a partnership with Stadium.

Stadium, which is based in Coventry and provides

traffic management, security and event services

as well as training, for a range of organisations has

signed a three-year deal with Wigan Athletic and

Phoenix 2021 Limited, which owns the DW Stadium

in Wigan.

The contract will see Stadium supply 170 staff for

at least 40 home fixtures for Wigan Athletic and

Wigan Warriors as well as other public events at the

stadium.

The roles carried out by Stadium staff will include

an Operations Manager, Head Stewards, Corporate

Hospitality Security and Stewards, Arena Stewards

and Car Park Marshals.

David McAtamney, Owner & Founder of Stadium,

said: “The DW Stadium is one of the busiest in the

country as it hosts major sports all year round so it

is a really fantastic contract for us to win.

“We will be providing staff at all levels to ensure

that supporters of both Wigan Warriors and Wigan

Athletic have a safe and enjoyable experience when

they visit the DW Stadium.

“We are recruiting on an on-going basis as we have

so many roles and functions throughout the year,

and, as ever, all our staff will be highly skilled and

fully trained.”

Stadium was formed in 2009 and provides traffic

management, event services and training, as well

as rental of security barriers, the hiring of stewards

and SIA security staff for events. The firm supports

events ranging from Olympic Games, to Premier

League football matches, sell-out concerts and highprofile

conferences.

It counts Liverpool, Burnley, Derby, Wolverhampton

Wanderers, Wembley Stadium and the Ricoh Arena

among its sporting clients.

Mal Brannigan, Chief Executive of Wigan Athletic

and Phoenix 2021 Limited said: “We chose Stadium

due to its outstanding track record in ensuring safe

venues and occasions which can be enjoyed by

supporters of all ages and across various sports.

“We are looking forward to developing what we

believe will be a very fruitful partnership in the

future.”

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Representatives from NR Barton

NR BARTON BECOME DUGOUT SPONSOR

& AUDIT PARTNER

We are delighted to announce local Chartered

Accountants, NR Barton, as the new Dugout

Sponsor and Audit Partner.

NR Barton is a leading brand within the town of

Wigan, and carry over 70 years of experience for

trusted accountancy, tax and business advice. With

decades of knowledge under their belts, they are

considered as market leaders in their field.

With values that include integrity and technical

excellence, as well as conducting a number of

charitable initiatives, NR Barton are very supportive

of the Wigan community.

NR Barton’s brand will be visible to all as Leam

Richardson and his staff take their seats in the

dugout for Tuesday’s fixture against Stoke City, and

will be on display throughout the season.

Discussing this new three-year agreement, Adrian

Hunter, Head of Commercial at Wigan Athletic,

commented: “We are thrilled to welcome NR

Barton to the Wigan Athletic family and are excited

at the prospect of developing a long and successful

relationship with their team.

“Once we sat and met with the team at NR Baton

to discuss this partnership, it was very apparent of

their passion for our Club and we look forward to

working closely with them in the future.”

Paul Farrington, Partner at NR Barton commented:

“Forging this new relationship is an important step

for NR Barton as we continue to grow our business

across the region.

Wigan Athletic is the jewel in the crown of our

town and counting an organisation of its calibre as

a client, demonstrates the pedigree NR Barton has

built over the years.”

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MATCH DAY

HOSPITALITY

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When you visit Wigan Athletic you will

experience far more than just 90 minutes of

football. Our award-winning facilities offer

the perfect location to enjoying a superb

dining experience, great seats for the match

and thrilling sports entertainment.

Our hospitality packages offer a unique

range of options for you to enjoy the match

from the comfort of our fantastic glass

fronted lounges overlooking the pitch.

We look forward to welcoming you to the

DW Stadium.

Hospitality packages

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CARLING LOUNGE

Combining premium executive seating, with

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day. Enjoy a sumptuous four course meal, including

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

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• Post-match appearance from a First Team

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Enjoy a delicious three or four course meal,

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SPRINGFIELD LOUNGE

The Springfield Lounge provides a relaxed

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

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FANTASY

FOOTBALL

WILL

PATTERSON

of Springfield picks

his favourite Latics

XI from his time

watching the Club.

GOALKEEPER:

ALI AL-HABSI

Pretty much kept us in the Premier

League single-handedly for his first two

years at the club.

RIGHT BACK:

EMMERSON BOYCE

Captain fantastic. A wonderful

representative of the club, an amazing

leader, and a great defender.

LEFT BACK:

LEIGHTON BAINES

A club hero and one of our own – he

helped get us to the Premier League and

his career pushed on from there.

CENTRE BACK:

ARJAN DE ZEEUW

Is there any contest? One of the most

assured defenders we’ve had, and

another top captain.

CENTRE BACK:

COLIN GREENALL

Another captain! An ever-present for us

as we started our rise up the leagues,

and captained us to victory in the 1999

Auto Windscreens Shield.

LEFT MIDFIELD:

LEE McCULLOCH

I could have put McCulloch in practically

any position except goalie, but this was

where he did his best work for us.

RIGHT MIDFIELD:

THELO AASGAARD

Last year’s squad are all legends, but

Thelo’s talent, creativity and potential

make him the pick of the bunch.

CENTRE MIDFIELD:

ROBERTO MARTÍNEZ

As a player, the most influential of the

Three Amigos and he helped kick off

our journey to the top. As a manager, a

legend.

CENTRE MIDFIELD:

SAMY MORSY

The leader on and off the pitch we

needed when we needed him. Enough

said.

STRIKER:

JASON ROBERTS

One half of our greatest strike

partnership. From that goal against PNE

on his debut we knew he’d be special.

STRIKER:

NATHAN ELLINGTON

You can’t have Roberts and not have the

Duke, but Ellington was a top striker for

us in his own right too.

For more information on how to get your

fantasy team into the programme, contact:

J.Whittle@wiganathletic.com

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TICS TRIVIA

1 ] What shirt number did Amr Zaki

wear for Latics?

2 ] Who is Wigan Athletic’s record

appearance holder?

3 ] Who is Wigan Athletic’s record top

goal scorer in all competitions?

4 ] Who scored the most goals for Latics

last season?

5 ] Which midfielder that helped Latics

win two League One titles in 2015/16

and 2017/18 returned to the Club this

summer?

1

2

3

4

5

ANSWERS: 1]13 2] Kevin Langley 3] David Lowe

4] Will Keane 5] Max Power

CALLUM LANG

TICS

TUNES

Diamond Life

Jay Sinister,

Julie McKnight

and Little Louie

Vega

Jess Bay

Back & Forth

ft Lily McKenzie

Camelphat

Panic Room

The Beatles

Come Together

ONE OR

THE OTHER

Films or Series

Xbox or Playstation

Cats or Dogs

Marvel or DC

Messi or Ronaldo

Beef or Chicken

Lampard or Gerrard

“That was tough to say but oh well!”

Tics or Latics

Eat Out or Home Food

Cinema or Bowling

Summer or Winter

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GEOFF DAVIES GOAL MACHINE OF 1970/71

“In the summertime when the weather is fine”

sang my little transistor radio in the summer

of 1970. Mungo Jerry’s song would never

reach the heights of a Beach Boys classic but

somehow it was more in keeping with the kind

of summer holidays that I spent in Blackpool,

the Isle of Man and every Butlins holiday camp

in England & Wales.

I had just reached the age of 16 that summer and I

was working for ‘Ashton’s’ tobacconists in their new

warehouse.

Little did I know it then but that summer and the

football season that followed would stay forever in

my memory as one of the greatest times of my life.

Probably, nay, definitely, the greatest team the

world has ever seen had just won the World Cup

in a style I had never seen before. That team was

of course Brazil. It was the first World Cup I had

seen in colour and it was an exotic cocktail, those

golden shirts of Brazil flowing irresistibly on a green

grass background. Their brand of samba soccer

whetted my appetite for football and that love affair

continues to this day. When the World Cup was

over my eyes wandered over to my hometown club

of Wigan Athletic and I awaited the 1970/71 season

with relish. Wigan had finished the previous season

in the Northern Premier League as runners up to

Macclesfield Town losing out on the title on the

narrowest of margins - goal difference.

Latics celebrate winning the Lancashire Floodlight Cup

Wigan Athletic’s first-team squad in 1970/71

While I lazed about that summer, the Latics were

about to sign two players who would ensure that

goal difference would play no part in deciding the

1970/71 championship. One of those players was

Derek Temple signed from Preston North End.

Temple – the ex-Everton star – had scored the

winning goal in the FA Cup Final just four years

earlier and had been part of the preliminary England

squad for the World Cup in 1966. He now linked

up with another unlucky player who had also been

in that squad, the Wigan Athletic manager Gordon

Milne. The other player signed that summer was

Geoff Davies.

Geoff was signed from Northwich Victoria for £800

and Graham Oates would arrive later to provide a

season never to be forgotten by all who witnessed

it. Wigan Athletic cruised to the Northern Premier

League championship that season finishing six points

clear of bitter rivals Stafford Rangers, losing only

two games and scoring 92 goals in the process.

They also won the Lancashire Floodlight Cup,

beating Skelmersdale United over two legs.

They also reached the NPL Cup semi final, and

finished runners up in the Ashworth Trophy Final

and the Lancashire Challenge Trophy Final. In total

that season they played around 70 competitive

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Geoff Davies plays for Latics against Fleetwood in 1971

games and the players were part time, working

during the day and training in the evenings. To serve

up some of the finest football I have ever witnessed

after all that still amazes me to this day.

But it was the FA Cup run that season that

propelled a great season into one that still gets

talked about 34-years later.

Little did we know when we set out for

Skelmersdale United in the fourth qualifying round

what delights lay ahead. We managed to draw the

game 1-1, winning the replay 5-0. In the first-round

proper we were drawn away to South Shields,

again we forced a draw 1-1 before winning the

replay 2-0 on a terrible rainy evening. In the second

round, we at last managed to get a home draw and

against Football League opposition in Peterborough

United. In a magnificent game, we secured a 2-1

victory. Davies scored the first goal for us but the

tie looked like it was going to a replay at 1-1 with a

minute to play.

But in the dying seconds the referee correctly gave

us a penalty and Jim Fleming coolly slotted it home

at the Springfield End to send the 17,180-crowd

wild!

The following Monday I caught the bus home

to Worsley Hall in my dinner hour and waited

expectantly for the draw on the radio. Manchester

City will be home to … Wigan Athletic! On the

bus ride back to work, I told everyone who got on

“We’ve got Man City int’ Cup!”

On 2 January 1971, Wigan Athletic ran out of

the tunnel at a misty Maine Road and put in a

courageous performance only to lose 1-0. England

international Colin Bell scored the only goal in the

72nd minute and many expected Latics to finally

wilt and City to take control. What happened was

exactly the opposite. Wigan threw everything but

the kitchen sink at the Sky Blues and Davies was

twice denied a goal by some fantastic goalkeeping

from big Joe Corrigan. All this in front of the BBC

Match of the Day cameras and over 46,000 packed

into the ground.

At the end of this exceptional season hopes were

high that Wigan would finally be voted into the

Football League, unfortunately at this time the

league was very much a closed shop and the old

pals act denied Latics access and they only gained

14 votes.

In my next column, I will be joined for an interview

with the forward who scored 42 goals in that

season, Geoff Davies, who has kindly agreed to give

us insight into that season and his career in general.

Until next time, Keep the Faith

Tony Topping

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JEFF ROURKE LOOKS BACK ON

2006/07

Wednesday 2 August 2006 saw Paul Jewell’s

Latics continue their pre-season preparation

with a visit to Haig Avenue to face local rivals

Southport.

Latics won 2-0 in front of a crowd of around 3,500,

with most of the spectators being proud Wiganers.

New signing Emmerson Boyce played for the whole

game at right-back as second-half goals from Kris

King (61) and Lee McCulloch (90) earned Latics

the victory. Another debutant was Polish midfielder

Tomasz Cywka with the teenager having received

international clearance to play earlier in the day.

OUR SECOND

PREMIERSHIP SEASON

Latics legend Peter Atherton spoke of his anguish

after being forced to call time on his glittering

career at the age of 36 following a persistent knee

injury. He left Latics for Coventry for £300,000 in

1991 and also starred for Sheffield Wednesday and

Bradford City. Following his retirement, Atherton

began to gain his coaching badges.

Fitz Hall climbs to win a header at Halifax

Latics agreed a deal to sign Ecuador international

Antonio Valencia (21) on a season-long loan from

Villarreal. Meanwhile, Latics Chairman and JJB sports

magnate Dave Whelan was awarded with the highest

honour that Wigan Council can bestow – Freeman of

the Borough.

On Saturday 5 August, Latics travelled to the Shay to

face Halifax Town where a crowd of 1,300 saw Latics

run-out as 2-1 winners against the Conference side.

Emmerson Boyce carries the ball

Henri Camara continued his rich vein of form by

opening the scoring on 58 minutes after he drilled

his effort beyond Craig Mawson after being set-up

by McCulloch for his fourth pre-season goal. Latics

doubled their lead in the 83rd minute after David

Connolly was in like a flash to net the rebound

after McCulloch’s 20-yard drive was beaten out by

Mawson.

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Denny Landzaat receives treatment

Henri Camera continued his fine

pre-season form at Halifax

Halifax, who had missed out on a return to the

Football League in the previous season, did grab a

consolation goal two minutes from time after Andy

Campbell got in behind the Latics defence and lifted

the ball over the head of substitute Mike Pollitt,

before running it into the net.

Latics Past Players’ Association took on Ashton

Athletic to mark the unveiling of the new floodlights

at Brocstedes Park. Around 250 fans watched the

youthful Ashton outfit run out 6-2 winners with

John Doolan and Carl Furlong both scoring penalties

for Latics.

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BY GEORGE

LATICS LATICS

SUPPORTER SUPPORTER

GEORGE GEORGE

CHILVERS CHILVERS

BRINGS BRINGS

OUR

OUR

HISTORY HISTORY

TO TO

LIFE LIFE

IN IN

GLORIOUS GLORIOUS

COLOUR…

COLOUR…

In this mini-series, we’ll take

a look at some of the images

George has worked on and

the back stories to their

historical significance.

LATICS 1

RENNIE 7’

WYCOMBE WANDERERS 1

GUPPY 35’

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

FOR TONIGHT’S VISITORS

Wycombe Wanderers made their first ever

visit to Springfield Park in August 1993 on the

back of three straight victories, while Latics

were still seeking their first win under new

boss – and former Wanderer - Kenny Swain. It

was Wigan Athletic’s first season back in the

bottom flight after 11-years in the third tier.

Latics opened the scoring through Paul Rennie

(Pictured left) in the seventh minute after the

full-back unleashed a sensational 25-yard shot into

the corner of Paul Hyde’s goal.

Wycombe forced their equaliser in the 35th minute

after Steve Guppy was on hand to tidy up Dave

Carroll’s mis-hit shot from Keith Scott’s cross into

the box.

The visitors spurned a handful of opportunities to

clinch the maximum reward at Springfield Park –

with Scott and Guppy guiding their chances wide

from promising positions, whilst the former also

skied his effort after being played clean through on

goal by Tim Langford.

Latics were encouraged by Wycombe’s failure to

take the lead, with substitute Chris Duffy (Pictured

right) creating significant danger through the middle,

but the Wanderers were able to keep the hosts at

bay.

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It finished honours even at 1-1, with Latics finishing

the 1993/94 season in their lowest ever position

as a Football League club in the bottom four of

the fourth tier. In contrast, it was Wycombe’s

first season in the Football League which ended in

promotion via the play-offs.

Latics: Farnworth, Rennie, Kennedy, Robertson,

Skipper, Johnson, Strong (Duffy 53), McKearney, Gavin,

Morton, Langley.

Subs: West, Pennock

Wycombe: Hyde, Cousins, Titterton, Kerr, Crossley,

Ryan, Carroll, Hayrettin, Langford, Scott, Guppy.

Subs: Moussaddik, Evans.

Attendance: 2,388

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WIGAN ATHLETIC

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FIT LATICS IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF

WOMEN IN THE WIGAN BOROUGH

THE CLUB’S OFFICIAL CHARITY ARE STARTING A NEW FEMALE COHORT

NEXT MONTH WITH THE PROGRAMME HELPING WOMEN AGED 35-65 LOSE

WEIGHT AND MAINTAIN AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE.

The 12-week initiative starts on Monday 6th

September and will run at the DW Stadium

between 6pm-7pm.

Sessions provide participants with various physical

activities and nutritional advice from Community

Trust staff.

Women on the project have so fat lost over 30kg

of bodyweight, including Amy Cummings who says

the programme has allowed her to enjoy more time

with her two children.

She said: “The programme’s been brilliant and it’s

really helped me to try and improve myself week

on week.

“I have battled with my weight for most of my life

and I wanted to be healthier for my two children

too and I want them to have a healthy Mum.

“My resting heart rate has come down ten beats a

minute less than it was and I can tell that my health

and fitness has improved and I’m fitting in clothes I

wasn’t able to fit in for years.

“As a group we’re all working at different paces but

doing it together and it’s nice as we are all in the

same boat and able to motivate each other.”

To register onto the programme and secure

your place on the course, please scan the QR

code above, or alternatively email i.gaskell@

wiganathletic.com.

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KICKSTART YOUR CAREER IN THE SPORTS

INDUSTRY WITH THE FOOTBALL AND

EDUCATION PROGRAMME

YOUNGSTERS AGED 16-19 CAN STILL ENROL ONTO THE COURSE

WHICH COMBINES CLASSROOM LEARNING AND PLAYING

COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC.

Received your GCSE results last week and still

considering your next steps? The Community

Trust’s Football and Education programme has

a small number of places left ahead of starting

in September.

Providing learners with both a Level 2 and Level

3 option, the course provides the opportunity to

gain a number of industry-recognised qualifications,

work experience in community settings and the

chance to represent Latics in the Community and

Education Football Alliance League.

confident and get the skills to hopefully become a

coach in the future.

“I’m excited to be moving onto the Level 3 this

year and through it hopefully inspire more girls to

get involved as for me it has been really fun and

enjoyable.”

For any queries or further information on

the programme, please email p.corrigan@

wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090.

The programme is currently running drop-in training

sessions at Wigan Athletic Youth Academy, Stadium

Way between 4pm-5.30pm every Wednesday

during August, with staff on hand to provide further

information on the course.

Ria Markland, who recently completed the Level 2

course said: “I have really enjoyed the programme

this year and it has helped me to become more

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TICKET OFFICE NEWS:

CHARLTON ATHLETIC V

LATICS

SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 2021

SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

THE VALLEY

Tickets are still on sale for our trip to

Charlton Athletic on Saturday 21 August.

Leam Richardson’s side will travel to the

Valley in their second away trip of the 2021/22

League One season, looking to record a victory

in the capital.

Latics supporters will be situated in the Jimmy

Seed South Stand, which is named after the

Addicks’ 1947 FA Cup-winning manager.

Tickets are on sale online on our Official

Website, by calling 01942 311111, or by visiting

the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person.

Tickets will go off sale at noon on Friday 20th

August. There is the option to pay on the day,

though tickets will be subject to a £3 increase.

Tickets are priced as followed:

Adults: £23 | Over 65s: £18 | Students: £14

Under 18s: £11 | Under 11: £5

LATICS V

BOLTON WANDERERS

TUESDAY 24 AUGUST 2021

CARABAO CUP ROUND 2

DW STADIUM

Ticket details for our Carabao Cup clash

with Bolton Wanderers were unconfirmed

as of Friday’s printing deadline.

Visit wiganathletic.com for full details.

LATICS V

PORTSMOUTH

SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2021

SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

DW STADIUM

Latics are next back in League action at

the DW Stadium against Portsmouth FC.

Tickets are on sale now and priced as follows:

Adults: £25 | Over 65: £15 | Under 18: £10

Under 12: £5 | Under 5: £2

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ICON-TIC

LATICS LEGENDS

A striker whose performances will

always live long in the memory of Latics

supporters, PETER HOUGHTON was a

true icon for the Club as they made the

transition from non-league to the Football

League.

Houghton plays for Latics

against Hereford United

in 1979/80

Before Latics were elected to the Football

League in June 1978, Houghton had arrived

at Springfield Park a few months earlier from

South Liverpool, with the Liverpudlian having

had a previous spell with Prescot Town where

he won a Mid-Cheshire League Championship.

Houghton became an immediate fan favourite

on the terraces as he had the honour of scoring

Latics’ final goal as a non-league club against

Matlock Town before helping Ian McNeill’s side

win the Lancashire Junior Cup.

After finishing the 1977/78 campaign with 10

goals in 17 appearances, Houghton made his

Football League debut at the age of 23 in the

Club’s historic fixture against Hereford United.

Micky Worswick and Peter Houghton

Peter Houghton features for Latics

against Northampton in 1978

He managed to score double figures in four of

his five full seasons at Wigan Athletic, including

in 1981/82 when the Club won promotion from

Division Four.

Houghton set a then club record of 62 goals in

the Football League before moving to Preston

North End in October 1983. He spent two

years with the Lilywhites before switching to

Chester City ahead of 1985/86.

His first season at Chester saw him score

10 times in 37 league appearances to win

promotion, before sadly being injured for the

majority of the 1987/88 campaign which was to

be his final season in the Football League.

After leaving Chester in 1988, Houghton

dropped into non-league football with Runcorn

in the GM Vauxhall Conference and also later

played for Warrington Town.

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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

SATURDAY 14 AUGUST

SZE HAT-TRICK

INSPIRES

LATICS U18 TO

OPENING DAY

TRIUMPH

Chris Sze scored

a hat-trick at

Christopher Park

LATICS 3

Sze 72’, 75’, 81’

MILLWALL 0

Wigan Athletic U18s kicked-off their 2021/22

Professional Development League campaign

with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Millwall

U18s.

An impressive second-half hat-trick-from Chris Sze

was enough to help Latics earn all three points at

Christopher Park.

It was the visitors who started the brightest, with

Tom Leahy finding space in behind and delivering a

dangerous cross from the byline, but Henry Hearn

could only guide his diving header wide with less

than a minute on the clock.

After surviving the early scare from Millwall, Latics

gained a foothold in the encounter, with Chris Sze

finding a yard on the edge of the area before firing

his effort narrowly wide.

Captain Arthur Lomax also came close for Kieran

Driscoll’s side, after the midfielder won possession

and drove towards the penalty area, but Ryan

Hammond tipped his excellent long-range effort

around the post.

Latics continued to flex their muscles in the final

third, with Sze then thrashing the woodwork with

an inventive effort in the 25th minute.

Jack Reilly put a cross in from the right channel,

and despite the ball falling slightly behind Sze, the

forward flicked an effort towards goal with his heel

which struck the right post.

Latics had the ball in the back of the net on the

stroke of half-time but Kyle Worsley was adjudged

to be offside as he tucked Reilly’s cross into the far

corner.

While Latics controlled possession in the early

stages of the second-half, Millwall had the first

opportunity when Sashiel Adom-Malaki carried a

ball forward and crossed towards Leahy, but Tom

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Watson produced an excellent stop to deny him

from close range.

With the match entering a quiet spell in terms of

chances for either side, Worsley almost broke the

deadlock for Latics on the hour mark, but his curling

effort went narrowly wide of the far post.

Latics had Watson to thank for keeping the scores

level in the 63rd minute after he dived at full stretch

to keep out Leahy’s header, while at the other end,

Sze almost caught Hammond off-his-line with a halfvolleyed

effort from his own half.

After coming close on two occasions, Sze opened

the scoring for Latics in the 72nd minute when he

fired an effort into the bottom corner from the

edge of the area.

Sze scored his second in a matter of minutes

with the forward side-footing his effort beyond

Hammond after Worsley squared the ball to him on

the penalty spot.

The forward completed his hat-trick in the 81st

minute after he turned his defender inside out, and

confidently slotted his effort into the corner.

Latics had a chance to add a fourth in the dying

stages, but Worsley was thwarted from close range

after a lovely ball from Welsh.

It was an impressive performance from Latics as

they begin their PDL defence with a home victory,

heading into an away trip to Ipswich Town next

weekend.

Latics: Watson, Reilly, Smith, Trialist, Sumner, Payne,

Lomax (Grewal 82’), Gill, Worsley, Sze, Welsh.

Subs: Mooney, Latona, Grewal, Brooks, Knowles.

Millwall: Hammond, Smith, Sashiel,

Cheeseman, Dailly, Okoli, Esse, Cotton, Hearn,

Hamouchene(Hejzalla 65’) Leahy(Heywood 82’).

Subs: Evans, Penney, Hejzalla, Heywood.

Date Opposition H/A KO/FA Comp Venue

Sat 14th Aug MILLWALL H W 3-0 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 21st Aug IPSWICH TOWN A 11:00 PDL Playford Road

Sat 28th Aug SWANSEA CITY H 11:00 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 4th Sept QUEENS PARK RANGERS A 11:00 PDL Heston Training Ground

Sat 11th Sept CARDIFF CITY H 11:00 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 2nd Oct PETERBOROUGH UNITED H 11:00 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 23rd Oct SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY A 12:00 PDL SWFC Training Ground

Sat 6th Nov SHEFFIELD UNITED H 12:00 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 20th Nov COVENTRY CITY H 12:00 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 4th Dec CREWE ALEXANDRA A 11:00 PDL Alexandra Park

Sat 18th Dec HULL CITY A 12:00 PDL The Croft

Sat 8th Jan Barnsley H 11:00 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 22nd Jan Coventry City A 12:00 PDL Coventry City FC Academy

Sat 29th Jan Crewe Alexandra H 11:00 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 5th Feb Hull City H 11:00 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 19th Feb Barnsley A 11:00 PDL Oakwell Training Ground

Sat 26th Feb Peterborough United A 11:00 PDL Idverde Training Ground

Sat 5th March Sheffield Wednesday H 12:00 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 19th March Sheffield United A 12:00 PDL Sheffield United Academy

Sat 2nd April Bristol City A 11:00 PDL Robins High Performance Centre

Sat 9th April Watford H 11:00 PDL Christopher Park

Sat 23rd April Charlton Athletic A 11:00 PDL CAFC Training Ground

Fri 6th May Colchester United H 14:00 PDL Christopher Park

Wigan Athletic U18 Fixture Schedule 2021/2022

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U23 INTERVIEW: KIERAN LLOYD

After making his first-team debut as a

second-half substitute at Hull City last week,

Under 23s defender Kieran Lloyd is hoping

to use that experience to aid his professional

development.

Lloyd, 18, replaced Max Power in the 68th minute

and helped Latics book their place in the second

round of the Carabao Cup following a penalty

shootout victory at the MKM Stadium.

The right back explained how it was a dream come

true to make his professional bow for Latics in front

of his friends and family.

“Making my first-team debut is the best thing

that has happened in my career so far. I think that

anyone who plays football loves the Club that they

play for and always want to make their debut for

them.

“I was just looking forward to it all day because

it was a good experience for me to be on the

bench.

“We had a couple of hours to relax before the

game at the hotel, and when I got on the

bus to travel to the stadium, it started to

become real and really hit me that I was

about to be involved in a competitive

first team game for the first time.

“When I was warming-up and the

gaffer told me to get warm, it is the

best thing that I’ve heard so far in my

career! It was an unforgettable day for

me.

“It was just unbelievable. My dad, my

uncle and all my brothers were sitting

in the crowd so it was unbelievable to

have all of my close family at the game,

and watching from home. It was a really

proud moment for me, and I hope that I

did my family proud.

“I was so happy to get on the pitch and

play for Wigan. It was always good to

make my debut and also to get the

win on penalties.

“In the changing rooms afterwards and when we

were celebrating with the fans, everyone was just

made up to get through to the next round.

“I’d like to thank all of my family, all the coaches at

Wigan Athletic, and Leam Richardson for giving me

the opportunity to make my debut at Hull City.

“For my family, they’ve been there through all the

highs and lows during my whole life, and making my

debut was a dream come true to play a professional

game for Wigan Athletic.

“My Dad - David Lloyd - told me on Tuesday that

the only game that he got on the bench for the first

team for Chester was at Hull City, so you could say

it was written in the stars.

“The fans have also given me so much support and

encouragement since I’ve been in the first team,

so they are the people that I want to give a special

thanks to!”

Lloyd has been training with the first-team

squad throughout pre-season, and the

defender expressed that he has relished

the experience to learn from experienced

professionals such as Power and fellow

right back Tendayi Darikwa.

“The experience that I’ve had

over the last six weeks of

being around the first team

throughout pre-season has

been almost too good to be

true. I’ve never had an experience

like this in my life before but I really

hope I can use it to kick me on and

keep going.

“I want to keep working hard in

training and perform in matches to

try and impress the gaffer to give me

more chances in the future.

“All the players that have come in

have been brilliant with me. They are

all exceptional footballers who set an

example in training.

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“Max Power has been one of the biggest influences

to learn from. The way he conducts himself - and

his professionalism - he does everything right and

he’s an even better lad.

“I’ve also learned a lot from Tendayi (Darikwa) who

is in my position. He’s helped me a lot in training

with giving me tips on how to better myself.

“They are the two outfield captains this year but

everyone helps each other out, and it’s such a good

atmosphere. We feel like we are becoming a very

good team and getting a good understanding on

how we all want to play, and there’s not one bad

bone in the team.”

Lloyd was recruited by Latics in January 2019 having

been previously at Liverpool FC’s Academy since

the age of 18.

Lloyd celebrates

winning the PDL

North title and

becoming the

National Champions

at Charlton in May

Lloyd made his first team debut

alongside U23 teammate James

Carragher

He was a standout performer for Kieran Driscoll’s

Under 18s side in the 2020/21 campaign last term

as Latics retained the Professional Development

League North title before being crowned PDL

National Champions following victory at Charlton

Athletic in May.

An athletic and attacking-minded full-back who

likes to get forward and join in the final third, Lloyd

is hoping that he can continue his development by

playing regularly for Peter Murphy’s U23s while

training alongside the first team this season.

“I’d never known anything different from being

at Liverpool but when I came to Wigan, it was

a new experience for me. I think it took me a

couple of months to adapt to the playing style,

and I didn’t really play much in the first year of my

apprenticeship.

“In my second year, I’ve just excelled into the 23s to

the point where I’ve been with the first team squad

for the whole of pre-season.

“My aim is to just keep playing well - whether

it’s for the first team or Under 23s - and keep

improving my own game. The more experience

that I gain the better, and in the past six weeks, I’ve

learned so much.

“The aim this year is to try and break into the first

team and keep getting more minutes

under my belt, and most importantly,

enjoy my football.

“We have to carry our

experiences from last year

into the 23s, and from

the first six weeks of

pre-season and the

start of the season.

“As we will be young, we will all

have to become leaders and use

our experiences to try and help

the Under 18s as they make the

step-up to the 23s.

“I want to try and get as many

goals, assists, and clean sheets for

the Under 23s and try and improve

in every game that I play in.”

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FIXTURES & RESULTS 2021/22

DATE KO/FA OPPOSITION COMP ATT.

Sat 7 Aug L1-2 SUNDERLAND EFL1 31,549

Tue 10 Aug D1-1* HULL CITY CAR C1 4,139

Sat 14 Aug W1-0 ROTHERHAM UNITED EFL1 10,217

Tue 17 Aug 19:45 WYCOMBE WANDERERS EFL1

Sat 21 Aug 15:00 CHARLTON ATHLETIC EFL1

Tue 24 Aug 19:45 BOLTON WANDFERERS CAR C2

Sat 28 Aug 15:00 PORTSMOUTH EFL1

Tue 31 Aug 19:00 WOLVERHAMPTON WAN’ U21 EFL T

Sat 4 Sep 15:00 FLEETWOOD TOWN EFL1

Sat 11 Sep 15:00 DONCASTER ROVERS EFL 1

Sat 18 Sep 15:00 ACCRINGTON STANLEY EFL 1

Tue 21 Sep 19:00 CREWE ALEXANDRA EFL T

Sat 25 Sep 15:00 CHELTENHAM TOWN EFL 1

Tue 28 Sep 19:45 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY EFL 1

Sat 2 Oct 15:00 GILLINGHAM EFL 1

Sat 9 Oct 15:00 LINCOLN CITY EFL 1

Sat 16 Oct 15:00 BOLTON WANDERERS EFL 1

Tue 19 Oct 19:45 MK DONS EFL 1

Sat 23 Oct 15:00 AFC WIMBLEDON EFL 1

Sat 30 Oct 15:00 BURTON ALBION EFL 1

Tue 9 Nov 19:00 SHREWSBURY TOWN EFL T

Sat 13 Nov 15:00 MORECAMBE EFL 1

Sat 20 Nov 15:00 OXFORD UNITED EFL 1

Tue 23 Nov 19:45 CAMBRIDGE UNITED EFL 1

Sat 27 Nov 15:00 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE EFL 1

Tue 7 Dec 19:45 SHREWSBURY TOWN EFL 1

HOME

AWAY

* Won 8-7 on penalties

HOME

DATE KO/FA OPPOSITION COMP ATT.

Sat 11 Dec 15:00 IPSWICH TOWN EFL 1

Sat 18 Dec 15:00 OXFORD UNITED EFL 1

Sun 26 Dec 15:00 CREWE ALEXANDRA EFL 1

Wed 29 Dec 19:45 FLEETWOOD TOWN EFL 1

Sat 1 Jan 15:00 ACCRINGTON STANLEY EFL 1

Sat 8 Jan 15:00 PORTSMOUTH EFL 1

Sat 15 Jan 15:00 DONCASTER ROVERS EFL 1

Sat 22 Jan 15:00 GILLINGHAM EFL 1

Sat 29 Jan 15:00 CHELTENHAM TOWN EFL 1

Sat 5 Feb 15:00 CREWE ALEXANDRA EFL 1

Tue 8 Feb 19:45 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY EFL 1

Sat 12 Feb 15:00 CHARLTON ATHLETIC EFL 1

Fri 18 Feb 19:45 ROTHERHAM UNITED EFL 1

Tue 22 Feb 19:45 WYCOMBE WANDERERS EFL 1

Sat 26 Feb 15:00 SUNDERLAND EFL 1

Sat 5 Mar 15:00 AFC WIMBLEDON EFL 1

Sat 12 Mar 15:00 MK DONS EFL 1

Sat 19 Mar 15:00 MORECAMBE EFL 1

Sat 26 Mar 15:00 BURTON ALBION EFL 1

Sat 2 Apr 15:00 BOLTON WANDERERS EFL 1

Sat 9 Apr 15:00 LINCOLN CITY EFL 1

Fri 15 Apr 15:00 CAMBRIDGE UNITED EFL 1

Mon 18 Apr 15:00 IPSWICH TOWN EFL 1

Sat 23 Apr 15:00 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE EFL 1

Sat 30 Apr 15:00 SHREWSBURY TOWN EFL 1

P W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS

1 Wycombe Wanderers 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 3 1 +3 6

2 Portsmouth 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 +3 6

3 Sunderland 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 +2 6

4 Burton Albion 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 +2 6

5 Morecambe 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 +2 4

6 Sheffield Wednesday 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 +2 4

7 AFC Wimbledon 2 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 2 1 +1 4

8 Lincoln City 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 +1 4

9 Oxford United 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 +1 4

10 Rotherham United 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 +1 3

11 Accrington Stanley 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 3

12 Wigan Athletic 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3

13 Plymouth Argyle 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 -1 3

14 Bolton Wanderers 2 0 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 3 3 0 2

15 MK Dons 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 3 3 -1 1

16 Ipswich Town 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 -1 1

17 Cambridge United 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 1

18 Charlton Athletic 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 -1 1

19 Gillingham 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1

20 Cheltenham Town 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 -2 1

21 Crewe Alexandra 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1

22 Fleetwood Town 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 -2 0

23 Doncaster Rovers 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 -3 0

24 Shrewsbury Town 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -3 0

AWAY

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SEASON 21-22 LATICS RECORD

Date of Date

LEAGUE CARABAO CUP FA CUP EFL TROPHY CARDS LEAGUE TOTAL

No. Name Birth Signed Apps Starts Goals Apps Starts Goals Apps Starts Goals Apps Starts Goals Apps Red Ylw Apps Starts Goals Apps Starts Goals

12 AMOS Ben 10/04/90 28/06/21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 0

30 AASGAARD Thelo 02/05/02 YOUTH 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 13 3 36 14 3

31 CARRAGHER James 11/11/02 YOUTH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

33 COSTELLO Tom 23/02/03 YOUTH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

6 COUSINS Jordan 06/03/94 01/07/21 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0

2 DARIKWA Tendayi 13/12/91 11/01/21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 28 28 0 28 28 0

7 EDWARDS Gwion 01/03/93 10/06/21 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

39 HUMPHRYS Stephen 15/09/97 09/07/21 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 1

1 JONES Jamie 18/02/89 07/08/17 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 79 0 88 88 0

14 JONES Jordan 24/10/94 04/08/21 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0

10 KEANE Will 11/01/93 01/10/20 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 29 12 40 30 13

19 LANG Callum 08/09/98 YOUTH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 26 24 9 30 26 9

35 LLOYD Kieran 13/10/02 YOUTH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

32 LONG Adam 14/11/00 YOUTH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 11 0 20 17 0

11 MASSEY Gavin 04/10/92 06/07/17 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 110 84 11 122 95 11

37 McGEE Harry 07/10/02 YOUTH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

38 McHUGH Harry 14/10/02 YOUTH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1

4 NAYLOR Tom 28/06/91 11/06/21 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 3 0

3 PEARCE Tom 12/04/98 08/08/19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 28 0 37 34 1

41 PINNINGTON Dean 17/11/02 YOUTH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7 POWER Max 27/07/93 16/05/21 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 129 114 11 146 130 11

34 ROBINSON Luke 19/11/01 YOUTH 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 26 21 0 27 22 0

36 SMITH Scott 07/02/01 YOUTH 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

40 TICKLE Sam 31/03/02 YOUTH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

2 WATTS Kelland 03/11/99 09/08/21 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0

5 WHATMOUGH Jack 19/08/96 04/05/21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 0

9 WYKE Charlie 06/12/92 06/07/21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 2 0

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MATCHDAY SQUADS

MANAGER:

Leam RICHARDSON

MANAGER :

Gareth AINSWORTH

1. Jamie JONES l

2. Kell WATTS l

3. Tom PEARCE l

4. Tom NAYLOR l

5. Jack WHATMOUGH l

6. Jordan COUSINS l

7. Gwion EDWARDS l

8. Max POWER l

9. Charlie WYKE l

10. Will KEANE l

11. Gavin MASSEY l

12. Ben AMOS l

14. Jordan JONES l

19. Callum LANG l

27. Tendayi DARIKWA l

30. Thelo AASGAARD l

32. Adam LONG l

34. Luke ROBINSON l

36. Scott SMITH l

39. Stephen HUMPHRYS l

40. Sam TICKLE l

MATCH

OFFICIALS

Referee:

Anthony Backhouse

Assistant Referee 1:

Richard Woodward

MATCHDAY SPONSOR

2. Jack GRIMMER l

3. Joe JACOBSON l

4. Dominic GAPE l

5. Anthony STEWART l

6. Ryan TAFAZOLLI l

7. David WHEELER l

8. Curtis THOMPSON l

9. Sam VOKES l

10. Matt BLOOMFIELD l

11. Scott KASHKET l

12. Garath McCLEARY l

13. David STOCKDALE l

16. Sullay KAIKAI l

17. Daryl HORGAN l

19. Anis MEHMETI l

20. Adebayo AKINFENWA l

21. Jack WAKELY l

22. Nick FREEMAN l

23. Jordan OBITA l

25. Alex SAMUEL l

26. Jason MCCARTHY l

28. Josh SCOWEN l

29. Tjay de BARR l

30. Tyla DICKINSON l

31. Adam PRZYBEK l

32. Curtis ANDERSON l

33. Oliver PENDLEBURYV l

34. Andre BURLEY l

35. Max RAM l

36. Malachi LINTON l

37. James CLARK l

38. Chris FORINO l

Weekly

MATCH BALL SPONSOR

COMING UP AT THE DW

Assistant Referee 2:

Christopher Ward

Fourth Official:

Joe Simpson

LATICS V BOLTON WANDERERS

Tuesday 24 August 2021, 7.45pm

LATICS V PORTSMOUTH

Saturday 28 August 2021, 3pm

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