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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LATICS' ACADEMY GRADUATES INVOLVED TONIGHT AGAINST MIDDLESBROUGH U21

24 October 2017

Find out more about the Wigan Athletic academy graduate involved in tonight’s squad against Middlesbrough U23 in the Checkatrade Trophy.

  • A number of academy graduates involved in Wigan Athletic’s squad for tonight’s Checkatrade Trophy clash with Middlesbrough U21
  • Tylor Golden, Adam Long, Luke Burgess and Victor Maffeo start.
  • Owen Evans, Divin Baningime, Joe Downey, Anthony Plant and Mwiya Malumo all on the bench.

There are a number of first team debutants from Latics’ academy in tonight’s squad for the Checkatrade Trophy clash with Middlesbrough U21.

Find out more about each one below:

Tylor Golden

Tylor Golden

On the bench at Scunthorpe earlier in the season, Tylor is a promising full back who can play on both right and left side.

He joined the club in 2014 after spells with Manchester City, Rochdale and Blackburn Rovers. Born in Ipswich.

Adam Long

Adam Long

Strong defender who tonight will become the first Isle of Man born player to feature in a competitive match in English football.

Scotland and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney was born on the island whilst David Coles (Sunderland/Swindon) did grow up on the island after being born in Barnsley.

Victor Maffeo

Victor Maffeo

Young Spaniard became the first player born this Millennium to play for Latics when he came off the bench at Blackpool in our last Checkatrade Trophy fixture.

Victor’s brother, Pablo, has played for Manchester City’s first team and is currently on loan at La Liga club Girona.

Divin Baningime

Divin Baningime

A skillful Congo-born dribbler who can beat players from both central and wide positions, Divin has been with the club since the age of nine.

His brother Beni is currently part of Everton’s U23 side.

Joe Downey

Joe Downey

Midfielder who joined Latics from Liverpool at the age of 16.

Joe is energetic, can get from box-to-box and is good from dead ball deliveries too.

Anthony Plant

Anthony Plant

Full back who was initially with Latics after growing up in St Helens before being sold to Liverpool.

Returned to the club when he turned 16 at the same time as Joe Downey.

Mwiya Malumo

Mwiya Malumo

Striker who was previously with Oldham Athletic before joining Latics at the age of 16.

In rich vein of form this season, scoring 11 goals in 11 games.

Owen Evans and Luke Burgess are also academy graduates, but have already featured for the first team.

Matija Sarkic – on loan from Aston Villa – will also make his competitive and Latics debut tonight.


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