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Cook believes Wigan youngster Gelhardt has bright future

Posted Sunday, September 15, 2019 by PA3 hits

Manager Paul Cook believes youngster Joe Gelhardt is a “very special player” after his goal earned Wigan a 2-2 draw at Hull.The 17-year-old forward had only been on the pitch for three minutes after he replaced Gavin Massey.But Gelhardt made an immediate impact for the visitors with a superb turn and strike after 75 minutes.Cook said: “He’s got that unique talent to find ...Full Story »

Joe Gelhardt secures Wigan a point at Hull

Posted Sunday, September 15, 2019 by PA5 hits

Substitute Joe Gelhardt’s fine individual goal earned Wigan a 2-2 draw at Hull.Paul Cook’s team have now won just two of their last 29 games away from the DW Stadium, but their supporters should be happy with this hard-earned point in East Yorkshire.There was a sighter for what Wigan might achieve at the KCOM Stadium when Chey Dunkley gave the visitors an early lead.But once Jarrod B...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic mascot Crusty the Pie on meeting Peter Reid, who asked him his filling and being the darling of the DW Stadium

Posted Friday, September 13, 2019 by hits

WIGAN ATHLETIC mascot Crusty the Pie is certainly enjoying the 'pie' life at the moment. The baked treat made its Lactics debut against Cardiff City back in August, sharing a 'pie' five with Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock. Crusty the Pie is enjoying the pie life at the moment Back in August, Crusty the Pie made its debut against Cardiff City at the DW Stadium Since then, Crusty has become the d...Full Story »

Elder could make Hull debut against Wigan

Posted Thursday, September 12, 2019 by PA10 hits

Hull’s deadline-day signing Callum Elder could make his debut for the club in their home game against Wigan.Elder, signed from Leicester for an undisclosed fee, is in contention for his first Tigers appearance, but midfielder Dan Batty remains sidelined due to an ankle injury.Batty damaged ankle ligaments in the recent Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out defeat to Preston but could return i...Full Story »

Williams sent off as Wigan and Barnsley share spoils

Posted Sunday, September 01, 2019 by PA10 hits

Championship strugglers Wigan and Barnsley played out a goalless draw at the DW Stadium in a game that will not live long in the memory for those in attendance.In a cagey affair, neither side showed much in terms of quality or flair.The result leaves the hosts in the bottom three while the visitors ended the game with 10 men after Ben Williams was dismissed for a shocking challenge on Wigan&rsqu...Full Story »

Reading vs Charlton Athletic - Meite could continue to lead the line for Reading

Posted Thursday, August 29, 2019 by PA26 hits

Yakou Meite could continue to lead Reading’s line in Saturday’s Championship clash with Charlton. The 23-year-old hit two late goals on his return from injury as Reading saw off Plymouth 4-2 in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash. Jordan Obita is edging back to full match fitness so could continue at left-back. Tyler Blackett is still a long-term absentee. Charlton boss Lee Bowye...Full Story »

Wigan forward Moore hoping to shake off knock

Posted Thursday, August 29, 2019 by PA15 hits

Wigan forward Kieffer Moore will hope to recover in time from a knock to face Barnsley, who he left earlier this month to move to the DW Stadium.Moore missed Saturday’s 3-1 loss at QPR alongside Anthony Pilkington (quad), Josh Windass (calf), Tom Pearce (back) and Joe Gelhardt (hamstring).The 27-year-old has stepped up his recovery following a calf injury and could go up against his old cl...Full Story »

Cook slams Wigan display in loss to QPR

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2019 by PA10 hits

Wigan boss Paul Cook was at his “wits’ end” with his players after the 3-1 defeat at QPR and admitted he faces the sack if results do not improve. The Latics slumped to a fifth consecutive loss despite Cedric Kipre putting them ahead after only two minutes at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.Rangers hit back with second-half goals from Nahki Wells, Ebere Eze and Jordan Hugil...Full Story »

Angel Rangel could make QPR return against Wigan

Posted Friday, August 23, 2019 by PA19 hits

QPR defender Angel Rangel could be back in contention for the Sky Bet Championship match against Wigan.The Spaniard sat out the midweek home defeat by former club Swansea, with Todd Kane coming in at right-back.Holding midfielders Luke Amos and Geoff Cameron both came off with muscular issues, so will be assessed.Left-back Lee Wallace (hip) continues to build up his match fitness while winger Ol...Full Story »

Patrick Bamford brace earns Leeds victory at Wigan

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA19 hits

Two goals from Patrick Bamford gave Leeds United a comfortable 2-0 Sky Bet Championship victory at Wigan, who played for 70 minutes with 10 men after the dismissal of Joe Williams for two bookable offences.Bamford opened the scoring in the 34th minute before making the game safe in the second half when he bundled home.The win sees Leeds top the fledgling table on goal difference, having taken se...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 1 - 0 Barcelona: Athletic Aduriz makes stunning late impact against Barcelona

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA39 hits

Aritz Aduriz consigned Barcelona to a 1-0 opening-day defeat at Athletic Bilbao with a spectacular overhead kick that belied his 38 years.The veteran forward, who will retire at the end of the season, had only been on the pitch for a minute when he met Ander Capa’s cross with an acrobatic volley to net an 89th-minute winner at San Mames.Defending champions Barca were without star man Lione...Full Story »

Cook likely to make changes as Wigan take on Leeds

Posted Friday, August 16, 2019 by PA35 hits

Wigan boss Paul Cook is expected to alter his starting line-up again for the home game against Leeds.Cook made 10 changes for the midweek Carabao Cup defeat to Stoke when defenders Dujon Sterling and Charlie Mulgrew, plus forward Bright Enobakhare made their first appearances for the club.Midfielder Joe Williams and winger Jamal Lowe were handed their first starts against Stoke, while&...Full Story »

Wigan expected to ring changes for Stoke clash

Posted Monday, August 12, 2019 by PA27 hits

Wigan boss Paul Cook plans to make several changes to his team for the Carabao Cup clash against Stoke.That could mean first starts for new signings Joe Williams, Jamal Lowe, Kieffer Moore and Charlie Mulgrew.Sam Morsy has resumed training after a hamstring injury and Cook could use the first-round tie to get some minutes into the midfielder’s legs.Danny Fox (leg) and Joe Garner (hamstring...Full Story »

Alex Neil pleased to see changes pay off as Preston ease past Wigan

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA17 hits

Preston boss Alex Neil claims his changes were vindicated after Wigan were brushed aside 3-0 at Deepdale.After an opening-day defeat to Millwall, Neil made four alterations to his starting XI for the Lancashire derby as Darnell Fisher, Billy Bodin, Daniel Johnson and Louis Moult all came into the team.Moult grabbed North End’s second goal as he capitalised on some poor defending, while Joh...Full Story »

Preston cruise to Lancashire derby victory over Wigan

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA12 hits

Paul Gallagher’s stunner helped Preston pick up their first win of the season with an impressive 3-0 victory over Wigan in an entertaining Lancashire derby at Deepdale.After losing 1-0 away at Millwall on the opening day, Preston had too much for Paul Cook’s team, as first-half goals from Sean Maguire and Louis Moult set them on their way – before a brilliant second-half strike...Full Story »

Evans strike sees Wigan edge entertaining clash with Cardiff

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA25 hits

Wigan edged a thoroughly pulsating Sky Bet Championship opener against Cardiff 3-2 thanks to a world-class strike from Wales international Lee Evans.Joe Ralls saw his opener for Cardiff cancelled out by strikes from Michael Jacobs and Josh Windass, but the scores were levelled once more by Omar Bogle.However, Evans’ curling effort 15 minutes from time ensured the points stayed in Wigan.Car...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers vs Charlton Athletic - Williams missing for Blackburn ahead of Charlton clash

Posted Thursday, August 01, 2019 by PA70 hits

Blackburn will be without defender Derrick Williams for their Sky Bet Championship season opener against Charlton on Saturday.Williams has been out of action in pre-season because of a calf issue.Sam Hart and Jacob Davenport are set to miss the clash at Ewood Park due to injury as well, and it is expected Dominic Samuel, who has been recovering from a serious knee problem, will not be involved e...Full Story »

New boys set for Wigan debuts against Cardiff

Posted Thursday, August 01, 2019 by PA27 hits

Wigan could give debuts to several players when they take on Cardiff in their Championship opener on Saturday.Boss Paul Cook has been busy in the transfer market in recent days, bringing in midfielder Joe Williams from Everton and teenage wing-back Dujon Sterling on a season-long loan from Chelsea.The Latics will hope Sterling makes a similar impact to last year’s loan arrival from Stamfor...Full Story »

Paul Cook delighted as Wigan end season with five-match unbeaten run

Posted Sunday, May 05, 2019 by PA51 hits

Wigan manager Paul Cook hailed his players for overcoming their poor away record to finish comfortably clear of the relegation zone.The Latics ended their first season back in the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 home win over Millwall.Joe Garner’s strike extended Wigan’s unbeaten run to five games, which has seen the club move away from the relegation battle.And Cook was thrilled his...Full Story »

Reece James to end Wigan loan spell with captaincy

Posted Friday, May 03, 2019 by PA50 hits

Reece James is set to captain Wigan in Sunday’s clash with Millwall at the DW Stadium.Regular skipper Sam Morsy missed the 1-1 draw at Birmingham last weekend, with Latics already safe from relegation and the midfielder one booking away from a suspension, and boss Paul Cook has said they do not want to risk him being banned for the start of next season.It was Jonas Olsson who had the armba...Full Story »

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