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10 July 2015

Latics new Under 18s join up for pre-season training.

  • Latics new scholars begin pre-season training.
  • UK friendlies against Oldham, Huddersfield and Bolton.
  • Latics to travel to Denmark on 20 July.

The new Wigan Athletic Under 18 scholars have laced up their boots for the first time over the last couple of weeks, with the recruits joining their second year team mates at Christopher Park in preparation for the upcoming Youth Alliance season.

Latics welcome in: Theo Roberts (GK), Josh Beaumont (D), Charlie Forecast (D), Sam Stubbs (D), Matthew Taylor (D), Jack White (D), Luke Burgess (M), Jamie Cotter (M), Remell Fitton (M), Chris Merrie (M), Callum Lang (F), Tom Powell (F), Nathan Randell (F) and Chris Sang (F).

The new intake join second year scholars: Kelland Absalom (GK), Arnie Baxendale (D), Luke Burke (D), Alex Lingard (D), Josh Gregory (M), Matthew Rimmer (M), James Barrigan (F).

Speaking at the training ground following a session on Thursday 9 July, Academy Manager, Gregor Rioch said it's always an exciting time when a new intake of Under 18 players join the club.

"The lads are integrating really well already, we have a lot of new players this year entering their first year and they're already working extremely hard to show us why they want to be here.

"Pre-season is an exciting time for the players and for our staff as well, as we prepare for the new season and start to bond as a group.

"We've got three friendlies in England against good opposition, before we travel to Denmark later this month, again with a high standard of opposition to face."

Latics are set for seven friendly fixtures in total, with three in the UK and four during a training camp to Denmark, running from 20 July to 2 August.

The fixtures are as follows:

11 July - Oldham Athletic (A) - 11.00am
14 July - Huddersfield Town (A) - 1.00pm
18 July - Bolton Wanderers (A) - 1.00pm
22 July - AC Horsens (A) - 1.00pm
25 July - Silkeborg IF (A) - 11.00am
28 July - OB (Odense Boldklub) (A) - 11.00am
1 Aug - FC Nordsjaelland (A) - 1.00pm

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