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APRIL AT WIGAN ATHLETIC

4 April 2019

It's a busy penultimate month of the season, with six first team fixtures, four Development Squad fixtures and seven Under 18 fixtures, including two cup finals.

  • April 2019 at Wigan Athletic across the first team, Development Squad and Under 18s.
  • Latics face trips to Bristol City, Hull City, Leeds United and Birmingham City, as well as hosting Norwich City and Preston North End.
  • The Development Squad and U18s continue their title challenges, with the youth team also in two cup finals.

FIRST TEAM

Saturday 6 April, 3.00pm - Bristol City (A)

The month begins with a trip to Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship, our first visit to Ashton Gate since the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign.

Latics arrive at the home of the Robins following a 0-0 draw with Brentford FC at the DW Stadium, a point which sees Paul Cook's side 20th in the table, four points clear of Rotherham United in the relegation zone and three points ahead of Millwall in 21st.

Bristol City v Wigan Athletic

Tickets remain on sale online until 4.00pm on Tuesday 2 April and by phone/in-person until 3.00pm on Friday 5 April. A pay on the day option will NOT be available for this fixture.

Wednesday 10 April, 7.45pm - Hull City (A)

A second consecutive away trip sees Latics travel to Hull City in search of more Sky Bet Championship points, our first visit to the Tigers since January 2011 when Callum McManaman scored in a 3-2 victory in the FA Cup.

Hull City A

Tickets for the trip to the KCOM Stadium remain on sale online until 4.00pm on Friday 5 April and in-person/by phone until 5.00pm on Tuesday 9 April.

If you can't make it to the match, a live four-camera feed will be available through our streaming service, iFollow Latics, allowing you to get the best coverage of our trip to face Hull for just £10!

Hull City v Wigan Athletic iFollow Latics Match Pass

Sunday 14 April, 12.00pm - Norwich City (H)

We're back home at the DW Stadium for Sunday lunch! Title-chasers Norwich City are the visitors, making their first trip to Wigan since a 2-2 draw in February 2017, with plenty to play for for both sides.

Tickets are completely FREE for all under 18s and can be organised in advance by calling 01942 311111 or by visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office, with all other tickets just £15!

Wigan Athletic v Norwich City

We're also offering two free tickets to all current and former Armed Forces personnel as we raise awareness for Wigan Athletic Community Trust's Football 4 Forces programme and continue to show our commitment to supporting Armed Forces personnel in our area.

To redeem tickets, please contact Hayley Bulpitt by emailing h.bulpitt@wiganathletic.com or calling 01942 318090 by stating your name, address, phone number, email address and service number.

Friday 19 April, 3.00pm - Leeds United (A)

We're back on the road for a Good Friday trip to Leeds United!

It'll be our sixth visit to Elland Road, a ground Latics have only lost at once! The last visit saw Shaun MacDonald on target in a 1-1 draw in October 2016.

Leeds United v Wigan Athletic Tickets

Tickets details for the fixture are available by [clicking here], stricly no sales on the day.

Monday 22 April, 3.00pm - Preston North End (H)

Our Easter double-header concludes back at the DW Stadium for a local derby against Preston North End!

It's our penultimate home fixture of the season ahead of the final home game against Millwall in May, with Paul Cook and his side determined to see Latics' impressive DW Stadium form through to the end of the season in the battle to stay in the Sky Bet Championship.

Preston North End H

Tickets are on sale now and available online, by calling 01942 311111 or by visiting the ticket office.

Saturday 27 April, 3.00pm - Birmingham City (A)

It's our final away game and penultimate fixture of the season as we travel to St. Andrew's to take on Birmingham City!

Birmingham City v Wigan Athletic Tickets

Tickets are on sale to season card holders from Monday 8 April, with general sale opening on Wednesday 10 April. For full details [click here].

DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Tuesday 2 April, 1.00pm - Rochdale (H)

The month begins with the first of two back-to-back friendly fixtures ahead of what will be a final push to claim the Central League title.

Latics host Rochdale at 1.00pm, aiming to make it seven matches unbeaten in competitive and non-competitive fixtures.

Tuesday 9 April, 1.30pm - Fleetwood Town (A)

The Development Squad head to Fleetwood Town for their second friendly of the month.

Tuesday 16 April, 1.00pm - Rotherham United (H)

Latics host fellow title-chasers Rotherham United in their final home game of the 2018-19 season.

Tuesday 23 April, 1.00pm - Morecambe FC (A)

It's the final fixture of the season and a trip to Morecambe FC. Be sure to keep up-to-date with the Development Squad's title challenge through our social media channels and match reports on wiganathletic.com

UNDER 18S

Saturday 6 April, 11.00am - Blackpool (H)

In the first of five fixtures at Christopher Park in April, Latics host Blackpool, aiming to maintain or strengthen (based on Rochdale's results) their position as EFL Youth Alliance league leaders.

Peter Murphy's young charges are unbeaten in the league this season and across all competition with the exception of the FA Youth Cup. The Under 18s go into the Blackpool fixture 11 points clear at the top of the division.

Tuesday 9 April, 11.00am - Bury FC (H)

Following a postponement due to a waterlogged pitch in March, Latics host Bury FC in their game in hand on second place Rochdale, knowing that a victory against Blackpool three days earlier and a win against the Shakers would seal with EFL Youth Alliance title.

Saturday 13 April, 11.00am - Preston North End (H)

In the first of two consecutive clashes with local rivals Preston North End, Latics host an EFL Youth Alliance league fixture at Christopher Park at 11.00am.

Saturday 20 April, 11.00am - Preston North End (N)

Latics and Preston go head-to-head for the second weekend running and the second Lancashire FA Youth Cup final running when they face off at the Lancashire FA!

Brad Roberts, Divin Baningime, Joe Gelhardt and Victor Maffeo were all on target in the 2018 final, a 4-1 victory at Christopher Park, with Latics hoping to claim back-to-back trophies.

Saturday 27 April, 11.00am - Walsall FC (H)

It's back to league action and yet another home match at Christopher Park, with Walsall FC the visitors.

Tuesday 30 April, 6.30pm - Exeter City (A)

In their second cup final in the space of 10 days, Latics travel to Exeter City's St. James' Park for the EFL Youth Alliance Cup national final.

Goals from Will McGuffie and Joe Gelhardt in a 2-0 win against Bury FC in the area final sealed Latics' place in the final for a third consecutive season.

Admission details will be available in due course.


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