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THIS WEEK AT WIGAN ATHLETIC - W/C 31 DECEMBER

31 December 2018

Our regular check-in with the upcoming events at the club, the DW Stadium and Wigan Athletic Community Trust.

  • What's on at Wigan Athletic this week?
  • Latics prepare for their first game of 2019 against Sheffield United at the DW Stadium, following by a trip to West Bromwich Albion in the Emirates FA Cup.
  • Lee Evans is set to join from Sheffield United.

Monday 31 December

It's the final day of the calendar year and our last day of preparations for the first fixture of 2019 against Sheffield United at the DW Stadium.

Paul Cook gives his preview ahead of Chris Wilder's Blades' visit and we look forward to the game with all of your favourite pre-match content from the media team.

We're also asking you what your favourite moment of 2018 was. Get involved and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!



Jordan Flores' loan with Swedish side Ostersunds comes to an end.

Tuesday 1 January

It's match day as we welcome Sheffield United to the DW Stadium for the first game of 2019 on New Year's Day!

Tickets are available in advance online or by calling 01942 311111 to arrange collection, plus cash turnstiles will be in operation on the East and South Stands.

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Lee Evans is expected to complete his permanent transfer to Latics following his loan from Sheffield United, whilst Joe Piggott (Morecambe), Luke Burgess (Barrow AFC) and Jamie Walker (Peterborough United) are all set to return to the club.

Callum Lang and Oldham Athletic host Notts County and Devante Cole's Burton Albion travel to Bristol Rovers.

Former Latics goalkeeper Billy Stewart celebrates his 54th birthday.

Wednesday 2 January

We'll have all of the action and reaction from New Year's Day against Sheffield United, with short and extended highlights, plus a full match replay from the DW Stadium all available on iFollow Latics.

Supporters joining us for the Emirates FA Cup third round trip to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday 5 January have until 4.00pm to purchase tickets online, with telephone and in-person sales continuing until 3.00pm on Friday 4 January.

WBA FA Cup

Former Latics players Jason De Vos (45), Kevin Nicholls (40), Stuart Whittaker (44) and Tomasz Kupisz (29) are all celebrating birthdays.

Thursday 3 January

Our increasingly popular podcast returns for the first epsidoe of 2019 and it's an FA Cup special! We'll be celebrating all things Latics in the famous old trophy, with a collection of favourite cup moments from current players and catch ups with FA Cup winning players from 2013.



Former full back Alan Rogers celebrates his 42nd birthday.

Friday 4 January

Supporters without tickets for our Emirates FA Cup trip to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday 5 January have until 3.00pm to purchase by calling 01942 311111 or by visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person.

WBA FA Cup

We'll also have all of the latest from the Wigan Athletic training centre ahead of our visit to the Hawthorns.

Saturday 5 January

It's match day and the magic of the FA Cup is back for another year!

After making it to the quarter finals in 2018 and knocking out three Premier League teams including Manchester City, Latics head to West Bromwich Albion for a 12.30pm kick off at the Hawthorns.

Should a pay on the day facility be available for supporters, we'll have an update on our website and across our social media channels this week.

WBA FA Cup

Former player David Fairclough (62) celebrates his birthday.

Sunday 6 January

We'll have all of the action and reaction from Saturday's FA Cup third round tie, with highlights via the FA and interviews with Paul Cook and his players on iFollow Latics.


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