Young Latics duo sign professional terms ahead of 2018-19 season.
- Two Wigan Athletic youngsters offered professional terms.
- Goalkeeper Jordan Perrin and Tylor Golden offered Wigan Athletic professional contracts with Wigan Athletic.
- Theo Roberts, Jamie Cotter, Joe Downey, Anthony Plant, Tom Hilton and Mwiya Malumo will be released at the end of the season.
Current Latics under-18s Jordan Perrin and Tylor Golden have been offered professional contracts for the 2018-19 season.
Defender Golden, who joined Wigan Athletic from Blackburn at the age of 14 has featured for the first team on two occasions this season in the Checkatrade Trophy, whilst also make the substitutes bench for Latics’ Sky Bet League One win at Scunthorpe United.
Goalkeeper Perrin, who joined Wigan Athletic from Arsenal at the age of 16 has been a regular with the U18s this season.
Academy manager Gregor Rioch said: “We are delighted to offer Tylor and Jordan the opportunity to progress their careers for a further term with Wigan Athletic.
“Jordan joined us just two years ago and he has had all of the challenges of moving away from his home comforts, his family and full-time football over the past two seasons. He is maturing well and shows good potential for the future.
“Tylor lives his life for football and he is a fantastic role model for any young player when it comes to dedication and commitment. He has had a taste of first team football on a couple of occasions and he will do all he can to forge a career in the game.”
Theo Roberts, Jamie Cotter, Joe Downey, Anthony Plant, Tom Hilton and Mwiya Malumo will be released at the end of the season.
Rioch added: “With the excitement of offering Tylor and Jordan contracts we have the disappointment of informing six other young men that their futures lay elsewhere.
“Each player can look himself in the mirror with the knowledge they have given their all and we will support them with their next step in their journey, whether that is in football or in further education”.
Nick Chadwick’s side are currently top of the EFL Youth Alliance table and will be involved in the Lancashire FA Youth Cup and EFL Youth Alliance Cup finals in May.