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3 December 2018

Your weekly schedule as Latics build-up to face Derby County at the DW Stadium on Saturday.

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Here's what's coming up across the club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium over the next seven days...

Monday 3 December

The week begins with a sprinkle of FA Cup magic! The third round draw for this year's Emirates FA Cup is at 7.30pm on BBC One - it ties in nicely with Day Three of #LaticsAdvent - for the chance to win two Rigalettos Hospitality passes for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship game against Derby County, simply tell us who you'd like to face in the FA Cup via our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

We have two Latics birthdays on Monday... our first ever EFL goal scorer Joe Hinnigan turns 63, whilst former goalkeeper Derek Stillie turns 45.

Today is the EFL’s first ever #EFLDayofDisabilities, an event aimed at sharing the positive work carried out by clubs to ensure an inclusive environment for disabled fans.
Nathan Byrne and Jamie Jones will be visiting Hope School for an Every Player Counts disability sports session in the afternoon.

Tuesday 4 December

Our Under 17s are in Clarets Cup action! Latics host Fleetwood Town at Christopher Park at 1.30pm, aiming to build on their 3-2 win away at Burnley last month.

#TravelTuesday continues with our lesser-seen photos from our venture into Europe five years ago, bringing you a taste of our Europa League trips to Bruges, Kazan and Maribor in 2013.

The season of giving continues on Day Four of #LaticsAdvent - the chance to win an excellent gift from Currys PC World Wigan.

Latics' loanees are in action in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy in the following fixtures:

Max Power - Sunderland v Notts County
Jamie Walker - Exeter City v Peterborough United

Three former Latics players celebrate birthdays on Tuesday... Ian Baraclough turns 48, David Cotterill turns 31 and Jim Steel turns 59.

Wednesday 5 December

#WallpaperWednesday returns for another week, with brand new designs from our friends at Ever Agency for you to show your colours!

It's Day Five of #LaticsAdvent - another brilliant prize to giveaway as we count down to Christmas.

Callum Lang will be in Checkatrade Trophy round two action when his Oldham Athletic side make the short trip to Rochdale.

Thursday 6 December

Latics Listen returns for episode 17, catching up with some of your current and former favourite players and discussing the latest news from inside the camp at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre as we build-up to Saturday's game against Derby County.

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Two ex-Latics players celebrate their birthdays, with former midfielder Mark Wignall turning 56 and our 2015-16 Sky Bet League One winning co-captain Jason Pearce turning 31.

#LaticsAdvent rolls into Day Six and another great prize on offer.

Friday 7 December

We'll have all of the usual build-up to the big match against Derby County, including early team news from the Wigan Athletic Training Centre, classic matches and goals against the Rams, our weekly Played for Both quiz and much more!

There are three ex-Latics birthdays, with Joe Jakub (62), Mark Bowen (55) and John McMahon (69) celebrating on Friday.

It's also Day Seven of #LaticsAdvent as the season of good will continues with Currys PC World Wigan.

Saturday 8 December

It's what the week's hard work is all building up to... Latics v Derby County at the DW Stadium. Paul Cook's men take on Frank Lampard's Rams, aiming to make it four games unbeaten in the Sky Bet Championship by strengthening on of the best home records in the division.

Derby County H

Kick off is at 3.00pm, tickets are available in advance online, by telephone on 01942 311111 or by visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office.

Match day is also Reece James' 19th birthday, whilst our former defender Noel Ward celebrates his 66th birthday. Former players Darren Sheridan (51) and Salomon Olembe (38) will also be celebrating on Saturday.

Latics' loan players are in action in the following fixtures:

Devante Cole - Burton Albion v Shrewsbury Town
Jamie Walker - Peterborough United v Oxford United
Max Power - Accrington Stanley v Sunderland
Callum Lang - Crewe Alexandra v Oldham Athletic
Joe Piggott - Morecambe v Port Vale
Luke Burgess - Barrow AFC v Maidstone United

Day Eight of #LaticsAdvent gives supporters another chance to win a Latics/Currys PC World Wigan gift ahead of Christmas.

Sunday 9 December

Cedric Kipre celebrates his 22nd birthday!

We'll also have all of the usual fallout from match day against Derby County.

Former Latics players Kristofer Haestad (35) and Alex Gilbey (24) also celebrate birthdays.

And finally, it's Day Nine of #LaticsAdvent and yet another great prize to be won!

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