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Match Previews


17 July 2017

Latics take on neighbours Southport in second pre-season friendly on Tuesday night.

  • Match Preview: Southport v Wigan Athletic
  • Paul Cook heads to former club for second pre-season friendly.
  • Kick-off 7:45pm, Adults £5, Concessions £3 – Pay on the night.

Wigan Athletic head to Southport FC on Tuesday evening (kick-off 7:45pm) for the next chapter in their 2017-18 pre-season campaign as Paul Cook’s side look to build on their impressive performance and result against Premier League Liverpool FC on Friday night at the DW.


Southport play at the Merseyrail Community Stadium on Haig Avenue (see map below).

The Sandgrounders will ply their trade in the National League North this season after their relegation from non-league’s top tier last campaign.

After a turbulent period with a number of managers, the club have appointed former Weymouth, Histon and Forest Green Rovers boss Alan Lewer as manager to work with Mark Wright, the former Liverpool and England defender, who is Head of Development at the club.

Southport's now management team - Alan Lewer and Mark Wright

Southport's now management team - Alan Lewer and Mark Wright.


We have faced Southport a number of times over the years.

An older generation of supporters will remember FA Cup ties and local non-league fixtures with our neighbours whilst late Springfield Park friendlies – including 90s matches featuring Roberto Martinez et al – will recollect for some supporters.

Paul Jewell took a Latics side to face Southport in his rein – the Sandgrounders then managed by his former teammate and now Latics boss Paul Cook.

Gary Caldwell’s Latics were at Haig Avenue this time two years ago – a game perhaps better remembered for the Hangover pitch invader! *Note we request supporters stay off the pitch on Tuesday night and allow every supporter to enjoy their evening in a safe manner.




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