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GORE TO BE GUEST OF HONOUR

8 August 2013

Latics legend Tommy Gore has been chosen as guest of honour for Sunday's FA Community Shield.

Alongside former Manchester United forward Denis Law, Tommy Gore has been chosen as a guest of honour for Latics' FA Community Shield game on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

Gore played for Latics from 1974-1980 and was the club's first ever Player of the Year in the Football League during the 1978/79 season.

The stalwart midfielder made over 300 appearances for the club and in our first two seasons as a League side he played in every single game.

To add to his achievements, Gore was Latics' first ever League Cup goal scorer and also netted the club's first FA Cup goal as a Football League club against Bury.

Gore is also famous for his FA Cup third round goal in 1980 which sank Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

On receiving the nomination Gore said:

"I'm very excited to have been nominated as guest of honour by the club.

"To be asked to do something like this is a real thrill and I think it's a nice recognition of where Wigan Athletic has come from.

"I went down to watch both the semi-final and the final at Wembley and it has been fantastic to see the achievements the club has made."

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