From five to one, we countdown some memorable summer moments.As the big kick off to the Sky Bet League One season draws ever nearer and Latics fans get ready to cheer on the team at Coventry City’s Ricoh Stadium on Saturday 8 August , we look back at five memorable moments from pre-season 2015-16.
5. LATICS GO KAPPA
Wigan Athletic announce a new partnership with Italian kit manufacturer Kappa, and Latics’ players take to the catwalk to parade the new kits.
4. AARON’S MUSTARD ON PENS
Fife-based Latics fan Aaron Coleman – yes, genuinely, he is proof they exist – couldn’t believe it when his favourite team announced they would spending a few days at a pre-season training camp in St Andrews. He came to watch the team train on the pitches of St Andrews University and was invited to take part in a penalty shootout against Richard O’Donnell and Lee Nicholls. Great gesture by the lads.
3. RYAN MIGHTY
Young Latics winger Ryan Jennings was impressive as he grabbed his chance during the game at Firhill against Partick Thistle, combining brilliantly with fellow young player Louis Robles to notch his first senior goal with this delightful equaliser.
2. TOP OF THE BILL
Billy Mckay gave us a glimpse of what he could do with a sensational finish during the match at Altrincham, curling this effort in from the edge of the box.
This young fan had the nation laughing as he is dared by his mates to sneak up on James Tavernier as he is about to take this corner against Altrincham – this clip became an internet sensation overnight.
- ARE YOU READY: Be part of the New Era with a 2015-16 season card.
- FIXTURES: Put the dates in your diary with our fixture list.
- PRE-SEASON: Look back on more from pre-season, with exclusive videos from Scotland.