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14 July 2018

Team news from Prenton Park as Wigan Athletic take on Tranmere Rovers in a pre-season friendly.

  • Team News: Tranmere Rovers v Wigan Athletic - Pre-Season.
  • Max Power starts at his former club, Reece James makes his first appearance on loan from Chelsea.
  • Under 18s Jensen Weir and Joe Gelhardt both make the substitutes.

Latics begin their pre-season fixtures away at Tranmere Rovers, with former Prenton Park favourite Max Power captaining Paul Cook's men.

Chelsea loanee Reece James starts on his non-competitive debut, with Darron Gibson in Latics' starting XI having trained at the club for the past week. James Perch and Ross Wallace make the bench, with both players also training at the club during pre-season.

Young stars Jensen Weir and Joe Gelhardt make the bench alongside summer signing Leo Da Silva Lopes.

Tranmere Rovers: Pilling, Bakayogo, Sutton (Capt), Monthe, Harris, Norwood, Jennings, Caprice, Norburn, Smith, Cole
Subs: Wharton, McNulty, Tollitt, Mullin, Ellis, Spellman, Tonge, Gilmour, Devine, Banks

Latics: Jones, James, Byrne, Dunkley, Bruce, Power (Capt), Gibson*, Jacobs, Massey, Powell, Grigg
Subs: Lavercombe, Perch*, Da Silva Lopes, Walker, Wallace*, Vaughan, Golden, Weir, Gelhardt, MacDonald

*Player currently training with Wigan Athletic.

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