Catch up with midfielder Max Power as Latics return to Euxton.
- Wigan Athletic midfielder Max Power talks exclusively to iFollow Latics.
- Midfielder discusses upcoming friendly with Liverpool FC.
- Power: “The work that Lyndsey and Paul do, Lexi’s parents, is unbelievable”.
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Wigan Athletic midfielder Max Power spoke to iFollow Latics this week, covering a number of topics as the players returned to Euxton following their trip to Spain.
Power discussed working under new manager Paul Cook, the pre-season work the players have been doing, our upcoming friendly with Liverpool FC and his decision to sell his Sky Bet League One winners’ medal and donate the proceeds to young supporter Lexi-Mae Brown, who suffers Edward’s Syndrome.
Power was made aware of Lexi-Mae early in his time with the club and he carried her out onto the pitch ahead of our 2015-16 final day match against Barnsley when we were crowned as League One Champions.
Speaking of Lexi-Mae and his decision to raise money for her family, Power said:
“When you have kids of your own and you meet families who have disabled children, it’s a real eye opener and it makes you realise how fortunate you are to have healthy children.
“The work that Lyndsey and Paul do, Lexi’s parents, is unbelievable; they’re in and out of hospital, there’s a lot of stress and it’s important to remember it affects their lives because they have to adapt their lives to help Lexi as much as they can.
“I wanted to try and help as much as I could; I’ve been able to get to know them over the past two years whilst I have been at Wigan. They’re a lovely family, they have another little daughter called Maisie, who is a lovely little girl as well.
“It was a way of trying to help them and raise money; I was watching the eBay auction up until the final few seconds and it was great to raise so much money. I have to give Nick Powell a special mention for rounding it up to £1,000 as well.”