A brand new group of scholars is set to join Latics' title-winning Under 18 squad from the 2019-20 season.
- Academy News: Wigan Athletic's 2019-2021 scholars.
- 12 additions to be made to Latics' Under 18 squad, starting in the 2019-2020 season.
- Learn more about our new scholars.
Latics confirmed the additions of players joining the club’s Under 18 team in the 2019-20 campaign this week, with the young players signing their scholarships at an induction evening with first team manager Paul Cook, executive chairman Darren Royle and chief executive Jonathan Jackson.
Find out more about each of the scholars from coach Kieran Driscoll below...
BABA(JIDE) ADEEKO - MIDFIELDER
Baba is an energetic midfield player who excels in breaking down opposition attacks and retaining possession of the ball. Baba has great athleticism and is a strong, powerful runner with the ball at his feet.
MILLEN BROWN - MIDFIELDER
Millen joined Latics as an Under 14 from Bury FC. Millen is a bright and intelligent player, who can play in a number of attacking positions. He is an effective dribbler who shows great willingness to go past opponents in one-vs-one situations.
JAMES CARRAGHER - DEFENDER
James joined Wigan Athletic as an Under 14, having previously been in the academy at Liverpool. James is the son of former Liverpool and England defender, Jamie Carragher. James is a central defender who shows great leadership skills for someone so young, is highly competitive in his game and is a strong one-vs-one defender.
TOM COSTELLO - FORWARD
Tom joined the academy from Tranmere Rovers as an Under 15. Tom is a hard-working and robust centre forward, who has scored a number of key goals for the Under 16s this campaign and scored in the Under 17s' Claret Cup final win against Fleetwood Town. Tom’s ability to impose his physical presence in games is one of his key strengths.
ZACH DOBIE - MIDFIELDER
Zach is a left midfielder, who joined the academy set-up as an Under 14. Zach is a bright winger, who looks to come in off the line to combine with players in central areas. He is a skilful dribbler who has contributed with a number of assists this season.
JASON FULTON - DEFENDER
Jason has been with the club since the age of 12 and is a composed left-sided central defender. Jason likes to play out from the back into midfield and is a strong one-vs-one defender.
KIERAN LLOYD - FULL BACK
Kieran was recruited by Wigan Athletic in January, having been at Liverpool’s academy since the age of eight. Kieran is an athletic and attack minded full-back, who likes to get forward and join in the final third.
HARRY McGEE - MIDFIELDER
Harry is a tough tackling and competitive midfield player who joined the club from Tranmere Rovers. Harry is a box-to-box midfielder who makes powerful runs forward both with and without the ball.
SEAN McGURK - ATTACKING MIDFIELDER
Sean is a clever and creative midfielder, who excels in both creating and scoring goals for Wigan Athletic. He joined the club as an Under 14 and has a good ability to play defence-splitting passes. Sean is also excellent with his set-piece delivery.
HARRY McHUGH - MIDFIELDER
Harry joined the club as an Under 13 following his spell with Everton. He is technically excellent with his range of passing being the key strength to his game. Harry has contributed to a number of goals and assists for Latics this campaign.
MARCUS SNELL - FULL BACK
Marcus has been with Wigan Athletic since the age of 10. An energetic and hard-working left back, Marcus has a great character whose strengths include one-vs-one defending and crossing.
SAM TICKLE - GOALKEEPER
Sam joined Wigan Athletic in 2012. The goalkeeper has an exceptional character who has several appearances for England schoolboys, going through the academy programme and joining the club with a bright future ahead.