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28 January 2016

Latics host Man City in the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday.

  • Wigan Athletic v Manchester City on Tuesday 2 February.
  • FA Youth Cup fifth round tie to be held at the DW Stadium.
  • 7.00pm kick off, with admission £5 for adults, £3 for concessions.

Latics' Under 18s will host Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday 2 February 2016 at the DW Stadium, with a 7.00pm kick off.

You can show your support for the Youth Team in the last 16 of the competition. The West Stand open on the night, with admission at £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for Over 65s and Under 18s.

Latics reached the fifth round by defeating Derby County 1-0 at the DW Stadium earlier this month, having also claimed victories over York City, Lincoln City and Stevenage in earlier rounds.

Head of Academy, Gregor Rioch has been delighted with Latics' progress in the competition, and urged supporters to come and get a glimpse at the future of the club.

"It's been an excellent year for the Under 18s, both in the league and cup competitions, especially the FA Youth Cup.

"It's a club record to reach this stage, which makes us all incredibly proud to work at the Academy, and it would be great if the supporters could come and back the lads on Tuesday.

"We entered the competition earlier this year and have put together a good run, which culminated with a big game against Derby County in the last round.  The result, and more importantly the performance, were excellent, especially against a team who operate at category one."

The winner of this tie will face the winner of Middlesbrough v Norwich City in the quarter finals.

Please note that due to the arrangement of this fixture, the scheduled Development Squad match against Bradford City on Tuesday 2 February at Robin Park Arena has now been postponed and is subject to rearrangement.

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