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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 9 Dec 12:42

Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic.

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 9 Dec 11:11

Ross McCormack returns for Aston Villa

Aston Villa Wigan Athletic 3:00 PM UTC Game Details Home: 8/11  Draw: 11/4  Away: 9/2  Odds from bet365 bet365 GameCast Lineups and Stats Aston Villa have striker Ross McCormack available to face Wigan after an ankle injury. But Steve Bruce will be without defender Nathan Baker (groin) and goalkeeper Mark Bunn (knee) as Villa aim to recover from last week's 2-0 defeat to Leeds. Defender Ritchie De Laet is out for the season after suffering a serious knee injury shortly after his summer arrival from Leicester. Stevie Nicol predicts some of the biggest fixtures in the Premier League, but will Man United down Spurs? Micah Richards continues to battle a calf injury while Mile Jedinak has escape suspension as his fifth booking of the season...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 3 Dec 19:33

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Derby County

Derby County withstand a second-half onslaught from Wigan to record their fifth successive Championship win.

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 3 Dec 18:04

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Derby County

Wigan Athletic Derby County 0 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Bradley Johnson's early header proved to be the winning goal as in-form Derby edged a tight Sky Bet Championship encounter 1-0 against Wigan at the DW Stadium.Wigan had started the brighter with Yanic Wildschut, outstanding in Monday night's win at Huddersfield, looking very dangerous in the lone striking role.But it was the visitors who took the lead with their first attack on the 15-minute mark.Thomas Ince floated in a lovely free-kick from the left-hand side and Johnson rose highest to nod home...

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 3 Dec 13:18

Captain Morgan back to spice up Wigan?s defence

Wigan boss Warren Joyce will welcome back captain Craig Morgan from suspension for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Derby.

Defender Morgan sat out Latics’ 2-1 victory at Huddersfield on Monday – Joyce’s first win since taking over as manager last month – after serving a one-game ban.

Nathan Byrne made his first start since October in the triumphant trip to Yorkshire and could retain his place but Joyce may be forced to shuffle his pack with a busy schedule around the corner.

Jussi Jaaskelainen is set to start in goal while Nick Powell will be hoping to force his way back into the starting line-up but doubts persist over Will Grigg (illness), Donervon Daniels (knee), Reece James (foot), Andy Kellett (knee) and Alex Gilbey (ankle).

Derby will check on Darren Bent after the striker hobbled off against Norwich last weekend.

It was initially thought the former England international had just been suffering with cramp but he has been struggling with tight hamstrings this week.

Matej Vydra or Andreas Weimann could be recalled to the team should Bent miss out as Derby look for a fifth successive Championship win

Cyrus Christie (foot), George Thorne (leg), Nick Blackman and Craig Forsyth (both knee) all remain sidelined.

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ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 30 Nov 11:31

Manchester United's Sam Johnston a target for Wigan and Villa - sources

Sam Johnstone is behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero at Manchester United. Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is a loan target for Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Johnstone is third-choice goalkeeper at United, with David De Gea and Sergio Romero ahead of him, but manager Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the player. Mourinho gave him a new deal until 2018 last month but feels he would be best served by going out on loan to gain first-team experience. Former England youth international Johnstone came through the ranks...

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 29 Nov 11:22

Wagner points finger at referee after Huddersfield lose to Wigan

Huddersfield David Wagner felt his side were denied two clear penalties as they suffered a 2-1 home defeat against lowly Wigan.The Latics puled off a classic smash-and-grab raid as goals on the counter-attack from Reece Burke and Yanic Wildschut were enough to secure Wigan’s first-ever away league win over Huddersfield.

It was no more than Wigan deserved, after perfectly executing new boss Warren Joyce’s plan to frustrate Town, who had equalised through Aaron Mooy.

And while Wagner conceded some naive defending was complicit in their defeat, he was equally frustrated with the performance of referee Tony Harrington.

Wagner sought the Hartlepool officials’ ear after the final whistle for clarification on two incidents in the second half when both Nahki Wells and Elias Kachunga went down in the area.

“I only spoke with him (to say) that I think he had the best views on the Nahki situation,” Wagner said. “That I’m not able to see this. (But) I was sure from my point of view that Kachunga’s one was a clear, 100 per cent penalty.

“After I’ve seen the clips – it is. (It is) disappointing and a little bit frustrating as well because I think the lads invested everything.

“They tried everything, they played with energy and enthusiasm.

“We had penalty situations which in my opinion we at least have to get one – no, we have to get two.

“Our only problem was that we were not good enough to avoid their counter-attacks and we got this defeat which hurts.”

Town harried and pressed Wigan for the majority – keeping the visitors camped in their own half for long periods – but the contest was ultimately decided by the visitors’ ability to find counter-attacking opportunities.

Wildschut’s searing pace was pivotal and he set up the 40th-minute opener, after brushing aside some weak Jon Stankovic defending, before racing away for the winner on the hour.

“We have to make sure we take positives, which was how we worked today with the ball, but we should not forget to blame ourselves for how we defended their counter-attacks,” said Wagner, who saw his side remain in sixth place in the Championship table.

“They had two goals and there were two other great counter situations. We have to defend that better.

“In the goals we conceded we were not strong enough and too slow in our head and in our legs.

“We have to handle that better.”

 

Joyce gives his thoughts

Wigan boss Warren Joyce hailed a game-plan played out to the letter as the former Manchester United reserve team boss secured his first win after three games in charge.”We came here with a plan with and without the ball,” he said. “We worked hard on it in training and executed on the night.

“I’m pleased to get a big three points against a really good side.”

Joyce was fully rewarded for playing Wildschut down the middle, rather than out wide, and the Dutch forward could have scored even more after repeatedly sneaking behind Town’s high defensive line.

“He’s not great running back as a wide player, but you look at what he’s good at and he’s hard to stop,” he said. “You look at the GPS stuff – his top end pace is quicker than Nani and Ronaldo.

“That’s a fact. It’s a hell of an attribute to have.”

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ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 29 Nov 00:26

David Wagner points finger at referee after Huddersfield lose to Wigan

Huddersfield Town Wigan Athletic 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Huddersfield David Wagner felt his side were denied two clear penalties as they suffered a 2-1 home defeat against lowly Wigan. The Latics puled off a classic smash-and-grab raid as goals on the counter-attack from Reece Burke and Yanic Wildschut were enough to secure Wigan's first-ever away league win over Huddersfield. It was no more than Wigan deserved, after perfectly executing new boss Warren Joyce's plan to frustrate Town, who had equalised through Aaron Mooy. And while Wagner conceded some...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 29 Nov 00:00

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Wigan Athletic

Yanic Wildschut scores one goal and makes another as Wigan win for the first time under new boss Warren Joyce at Huddersfield.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 26 Nov 12:23

Jack Payne doubtful for Huddersfield home clash with Wigan

Huddersfield midfielder Jack Payne is an injury doubt for Monday’s home game against Wigan.

Payne missed last weekend’s defeat at Cardiff due to a knee injury sustained in training the previous day and will be assessed.

Forward Harry Bunn is expected to miss out again due to the hamstring strain which sidelined him last week.

Head coach David Wagner has reported no other new injury or suspension worries. Winger Joe Lolley (foot) is still out, while Rajiv van La Parra, Sean Scannell and Philip Billing are pushing for recalls.

Jussi Jaaskelainen will start in goal for Wigan due to a serious injury suffered by Adam Bogdan.

The Liverpool loanee has likely played his last game for Latics having been ruled out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear so Jaaskelainen, 41, will return having been first choice during last year’s promotion campaign.

Warren Joyce, still seeking his first win in charge, will also be without suspended captain Craig Morgan after he accrued his fifth booking of the campaign.

The hamstring injury which forced Nick Powell off in the 0-0 draw with Barnsley remains a concern, while Will Grigg has had a bout of illness, and Donervon Daniels (knee), Reece James (foot), Andy Kellett (knee) and Alex Gilbey (ankle) are still out.

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ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 25 Nov 10:58

Dave Whelan unveils statue of Dave Whelan at Dave Whelan stadium

On the day he turned 80, Wigan Athletic paid tribute to Dave Whelan by unveiling a large statue of the club's owner outside their DW stadium. Having first purchased the club in 1995, Whelan went on to bankroll Wigan up through the divisions and eventually into the Premier League, culminating in an unlikely win over Man City in the 2013 FA Cup final. And here it is... #DWStatue pic.twitter.com/iW1GDd8kej - Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) November 24, 2016 Thus it was left for the Latics owner...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 24 Nov 17:23

Wigan lose goalkeeper Bogdan for season

On-loan goalkeeper Adam Bogdan will miss the rest of Wigan Athletic's season after suffering a serious knee injury.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 23 Nov 14:00

Wigan defender Luke Burke signs one-year contract extension

Wigan defender Luke Burke has signed a one-year contract extension.

The 18-year-old right-back, who began the season in the first team before suffering a hamstring injury, has committed himself to the Latics until 2018.

Burke told the club website: “I’m really happy to be able to extend my deal here. To get the chance to play in the first team was amazing.

“The leap in standards from under-18s to first team was huge and I think I improved massively with the experience of playing at that level and against top professionals.

“It’s just given me a taste for more but I know that I need to work really hard to earn my chance again.”

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Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 Nov 13:53

Liverpool keeper Adam Bogdan to return to the club as ACL tear ends loan stint at Wigan

Bogdan, who joined the Latics in the summer and was due to stay for the full campaign, was carried off on a stretcher during the second half of the goalless draw at Barnsley on Saturday.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 22 Nov 12:41

Adam Bogdan could return to Liverpool after torn ACL setback with Wigan

Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan’s loan spell at Wigan is expected to be cut short after he suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Bogdan, who joined the Latics in the summer and was due to stay for the full campaign, was carried off on a stretcher during the second half of the goalless draw at Barnsley on Saturday.

Scans have revealed the Hungary international suffered a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament, which usually means at least six months on the sidelines.

He told his followers on Instagram: “I have just received the result of my MRI scan, which showed that I tore my ACL in my right knee.

“It will be a lengthy recovery. I am sure I will return stronger.”

Bogdan was allowed to move to Championship club Wigan after Liverpool’s acquisition of Loris Karius, coupled with the rise of highly-rated young keeper Danny Ward, left him surplus to requirements at Anfield.

The 29-year-old has made six appearances for the Reds, two in the Premier League, since signing on a free transfer from Bolton in the summer of 2015.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 19 Nov 18:53

Barnsley 0-0 Wigan Athletic

Warren Joyce earns his first point as Wigan manager, but the Latics drop to 23rd after a draw with Barnsley.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 9 Nov 00:24

James McArthur positive Scotland squad won't be negative against England at Wembley Stadium

STEPHEN McGOWAN: Reminded of some downbeat appraisals of Scotland's chances at Wembley, James McArthur's pained face told its own tale. Words were unnecessary.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 5 Nov 19:58

QPR grab late draw at Forest as new Wigan manager Warren Joyce endures a losing start

Substitute Idrissa Sylla's late goal helped QPR snatch a point from a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest. Assombalonga had put the home side ahead in the 38th minute, but Sylla rescued the draw late on.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 2 Nov 22:29

Manchester United U21 boss Warren Joyce appointed new Wigan manager

Warren Joyce has been appointed as the new manager of Wigan Athletic. Joyce joins the club after managing the Manchester United Under 21 and U23 squads for the past eight years.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Oct 18:37

Manchester United U21 boss Warren Joyce set for talks with Wigan

Manchester United reserve team manager Warren Joyce is set to become the new manager of Wigan Athletic - beating off fellow contender for the job, Ryan Giggs.

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