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Caley Thistle midfielder Ross Draper would love to be reunited with former team-mate Billy Mckay, and has urged the club to push through a return to the Highlands for the attacker. Mckay left Caledonian Stadium to join English club Wigan Athletic for £150,000 in January 2015 after scoring 62 goals in 141 appearances.
A second half glut of goals saw Latics back into the Sky Bet Championship, with midfielder Chris McCann playing a key role in all four goals. Manager Gary Caldwell opted to make two changes from the side that destroyed Southend last time out with Morsy and Wabara starting instead of Pearce and Wildschut in a line up with reduced width, with Jacobs playing in a traditional number ten role behind Will Grigg.
Wigan celebrated promotion from Sky Bet League One, with Burton on the brink of the same, but League Two will go right to the wireHere Press Association Sport looks at five key talking points after the latest round of Footb.
BBC Sport looks at five things you may have missed in the Football League on a day when Wigan returned to the Championship.
Wigan are promoted from League One as they plunge struggling Blackpool ever closer to a second consecutive relegation.
Sheffield Wednesday sealed their Championship play-off place with victory over Cardiff, Wigan secured promotion with Burton on the verge of joining them, Doncaster are as good as down …
As you read this message in the year 2036, much of Blackpool vs. Wigan ’16 has passed into the annals of Latics lore. Scarcely has a single game of kickball received quite as much build-up – from the minute this fixture was announced to the moment match ref Stuart Attwell finally tootled on his tin […]
Wigan Athletic confirmed their immediate return to the Championship with a 4-0 win at Blackpool. The result also means that their fellow former Premier League club are left clinging to …
It’s not looking good for Roberto Martinez at Everton. The ex-Wigan boss is teetering on the brink of the sack at Goodison Park, and he may well be out the door before the end of the season. Last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United looks to have finally used up the last ounce […]
The Championship race goes down to the wire, while Wigan and Burton are on the verge of promotion in League One and four teams contest …
Got your snow boots and parka ready? Good, because Blackpool beach beckons and I don’t like the look of that weather forecast.
The 41-year-old has been officiating in the Barclays Premier League for over a decade but this will be his first time in charge of the Wembley showpiece event.Clattenburg – who was in charge of Atletico Madrid’s Champions League semi-final first-leg victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday – has previously refereed at Wembley.He took charge of the 2012 League Cup final and men’s Olympic final as well as the 2013 Community Shield – in which Man United beat Wigan 2-0 in David Moyes’ first game in charge.On May 21, the Red Devils will participate in their first FA Cup final since 2007, when they lost the first final at the rebuilt Wembley to Chelsea.Anthony Martial scored a stoppage-time winner t.
What is effectively the Burnley reserve team hammered Wigan Athletic 4-0 in a friendly yesterday.
Michael Jacobs In Team Of The Week (25/4/16)Vitalfootball: Wigan: 25/04/2016 19:25:00Wigan Athletic are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.
Wigan Athletic comfortably defeated a mid table Southend United yesterday in a game which was all but over before half time, leaving only a mathematical meltdown capable of preventing the Latics from being promoted. WIgan made three changes to the starting line up with recalls from the bench for Daniels and Wildschut and a welcome recall from suspension for key man David Perkins with Wabara, Morsy and McAleny the players to make way.
GARY CALDWELL continues to impress in his managerial career south of the border as his Wigan side now sit on the verge of winning promotion. Caldwell, who has entered the betting as a dark horse for the vacant Celtic job, praised his Wigan players after their 4-1 win over Southend just about secured promotion to
Ask any young player that has flirted with non-league how difficult it is to make the step up to full-time, professional football. Academies are over-subscribed and incredibly competitive, and when Solihull-born striker Will Grigg broke his leg aged 15 whilst at Birmingham City, you’d be right to assume that would be it for his professional […]
Midfielder who scored the winner three years ago for Wigan believes Wembley should be for finals and nothing elseIn May 2013 Ben Watson scored the winning goal for …
Francis E Dec had it right all along. In this world-wide four billion eyesight camera mass multimedia generation, aren’t we all puppets?
Roberto Martínez’s Wembley luck ran out at the last to let Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United through to an FA Cup final. A last-minute winner by Wigan Athletic …
The remarkable three-horse race to the Premier League is going down to the wire, MK Dons head straight back to League One, Wigan all but …
James McArthur made his long-awaited return to the Crystal Palace first-team at Old Trafford on Wednesday night and now, he has his sights firmly set on earning a place in the side that will take to the Wembley turf against Watford this Sunday. This fantastic interview with James McArthur sees him discuss FA Cup glory, […] The post McArthur: “Wigan Fans Were Great, But Palace’s Support Is Special” appeared first on Hopkin Looking To Curl One.
12th Man – Peerless LaticsVitalfootball: Wigan: 22/04/2016 09:04:01The season is drawing to a close, just the three games remaining and, despite the fact that we have both Burton and Walsall breathing down our necks, I feel quite relaxed
BSTlogo Apart from their somewhat annoying penchant for beating us at the DW Stadium, I think I’m on fairly safe ground when I say that there is no great animosity between us and Blackpool. As most Wigan Athletic fans are aware, we face Blackpool at Bloomfield Road in our last away game of the season next Saturday which will be attended by over 3,000 Latics fans, following a mad ticket scramble and the inevitable recriminations which followed.
Three more to go. 270 minutes plus however many minutes of injury time those blasted officials dig from the deepest recesses of their sofas’ gargantuan butt creases.
Iiiiin this corner, reigning League Two Champions and proud owners of the division’s best defensive record, sometime leaders of the Teletext League Table, the mighty Biscuit Men of east Staffordshire! In the silver and gold corner, it’s the championship-chasing side fuelled by discarded fish and chip papers and a Blue Peter parachute made entirely of […]