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10 August 2015

A closer look ahead of the first home game of the season against Bury.

  • Latics host Bury in the Capital One Cup at 7.45pm on Tuesday 11 August.
  • £10 adults, £5 Over 65s and just £1 for juniors - Cash on turnstiles admission.
  • Two teams last met in December 2001.

The Capital One Cup kicks off for Latics on Tuesday evening at 7.45pm as Bury visit the DW Stadium for the first time since December 2001.

Admission for our first home game of the season is just £10 for adults, £5 for Over 65s and £1 for juniors, with tickets available to purchase in advance, as well as a cash on the turnstiles option on the night of the match.

For more information on tickets please [click here].


The Shakers made one of the more bizarre starts to the Sky Bet League One season this weekend with stoppage time drama at the Keepmoat Stadium against Doncaster Rovers.

Donny's Harry Forrester attempted to play the ball back to Bury goalkeeper Christian Walton after his side had kicked the ball out of play to allow defender Nathan Cameron treatment to an injury, but instead Forrester's pass beat Walton to give the hosts the lead.

Confusion was setting in, but in a moment of good sportsmanship, Doncaster allowed former Latics loanee Leon Clarke to run the ball from kick off, equalising in the seventh minute of added time.


Craig Davies scoring from the spot against Bury last season.

Bury took first round opponents Bolton Wanderers right to the wire last season, drawing 1-1 over 90 minutes at the Macron Stadium, before falling to an eventual 3-2 defeat after extra time.

Shakers striker Ryan Lowe gave his side the lead just 20 minutes in, something they held onto until second half stoppage time when now Latics striker Craig Davies sent the clash to extra time from the penalty spot.

Neil Danns' double put Bolton 3-1 up, with Jim McNulty clawing Bury back to 3-2 but with no avail as the Trotters progressed.


A total of seven players have arrived at the JD Stadium this summer, with Flitcroft recruiting Leon Clarke and Port Vale's Tom Pope to lead his forward line, as well as former Blackpool duo Peter Clarke and Jacob Mellis arriving on free transfers.  Danny Pugh joined from Coventry City, and Reece Brown recently signed a short-term deal following his release from Manchester United.

Leon Clarke in action for Latics at the DW Stadium last season.

Christian Walton has also arrived on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, the goalkeeper made his first professional league appearance against Latics for the Seagulls back in November 2014.

The JD Stadium departure tally stands at four, with Nicky Adams, Jim McNulty, Pablo Mills and Joe Thompson all leaving the club.

It could have been five, but having previously announced his intentions to retire, midfielder Chris Sedgwick decided to take up a player-coach role, meaning he will be available for selection this season.


Head back to 1989 at Springfield Park as we look into our match archives.


Striker Leon Clarke isn't the only Latics link in Bury's set up, the Shakers' first team physio, Nick Meace, was a former youth and reserve team player alongside the likes of Callum McManaman, Jordan Mustoe and Danny Redmond.

Nick Meace (middle) with Jordan Mustoe and Callum McManaman.


You can listen to Latics v Bury on LaticsPlayerHD as our commentary team of Ashley Houghton and former Latics captain Neill Rimmer take you through every kick on our new and improved service.  Sign up now by [clicking here]. 

With a LaticsPlayerHD subscription at £4.49 for a month or £37.99 for an annual pass, you will also access exclusive extended highlights, as well as all of our pre and post-match interviews and features. 

You can also delve deep into our archives for your favourite classic matches as we continue to update our library!

Our FREE text commentary service is also availbale on Latics Wall, with in-game photos from our Club Photographer, Bernard Platt, at pitch side and interaction with other Wigan Athletic supporters.

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