Jake Buxton, Stephen Warnock and Warren Joyce all feature in Saturday’s edition.
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- Defenders Jake Buxton and Stephen Warnock both look ahead to the visit of their former club to the DW Stadium.
- The story behind the Dave Whelan statue and coverage of the unveiling itself also included.
- Latics Classics game is our New Year’s Day win over the Rams two years ago.
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Inside this week’s edition, Latics defender Jake Buxton admits that no favours will be offered when the club that holds the majority of his footballing heart, Derby County, visit the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Buxton played over 150 games for the Rams between 2009 and 2016, prior to moving to Latics this summer and admitted it will be strange to come up against his former colleagues and that, if he were to open his Latics account, he would find it hard to celebrate in the same way he would against another side.
“I probably wouldn’t be celebrating as I would against another team today if I got my first Wigan Athletic goal, just out of respect for Derby,” Buxton said.
“Hopefully I will stay at Wigan for a few years and build up the same rapport I had at Derby here, I certainly hope the fans take to me here the way that they did there.”
The 31-year-old, who also warned the Rams about Latics’ confidence and pace on the break, speaks in depth about his early life at Latics, how he is finding his current role in the team and also his favourite memories from his time at the iPro Stadium.
As well as Buxton’s interview, Stephen Warnock talks about a range of subjects in his captain’s column, whilst manager Warren Joyce is upbeat about getting a first win as Wigan Athletic manager.
Jonathan Jackson’s ‘Diary From The Boardroom’ covers the past month as the club’s director and chief executive talks a number of areas, including referees, transfers and recent awards the club have collected.
Paul Rowley and Jeff Rourke as always have our historical content covered with ‘Rewind’ and ‘On this Day’ respectively, whilst Latics Classics looks back on Jean Beausejour’s winning strike at Derby back in 2014.
All you need to know on the Rams, fun for the kids in the Team Latics section, academy updates and a full profile of the Dave Whelan statue and its development, as well as the unveiling itself, also feature.
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