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THIS WEEK AT WIGAN ATHLETIC - W/C 18 FEBRUARY

18 February 2019

Here's what's coming up during another busy week at Wigan Athletic.

  • Your weekly guide to Wigan Athletic.
  • Latics return from Dubai to continue preparation for the visit of Ipswich Town.
  • The Development Squad travel to Grimsby Town and the U18s host Tranmere Rovers.

Monday 18 February

After a busy weekend over which the first team took in some warm weather training in Dubai and triumphed 4-3 against Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG, we're back in Wigan to prepare for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Ipswich Town at the DW Stadium on Saturday!

Under 18s and full time students can take in the clash with the Tractor Boys absolutely free of charge! You can redeem free tickets by calling 01942 311111 or by visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person.

Wigan Athletic v Ipswich Town Ticket Details

Latics goalkeeper Jamie Jones (29) and left back Kal Naismith (27) celebrate their birthdays, as do former Latics men David Fretwell (67), Keith Gillespie (44), Paul Dalglish (42) and Jason Scotland (40).

Tickets for our Sky Bet Championship trip to Reading FC on Saturday 9 March are on sale to season card holders from 9.00am on Monday.

You can purchase tickets online, by calling 01942 311111 or by visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office.

Reading v Wigan Athletic Ticket Details

Our award-winning Community Trust kick off their Soccer Schools and Dance Camps at locations across the Wigan Borough!



Tuesday 19 February

The Development Squad aim to back up their impressive 4-0 victory against Rotherham United when they travel to Grimsby Town for a 2.00pm kick off.

Latics sit third in the Central League and are looking to close the gap between themselves and league leaders Port Vale.

Under 18 midfielder MacKenzie O'Neill could make his international debut when Northern Ireland's U17s take on Greece at Stangmore Park, kick off 7.00pm.

And Latics players out on loan are set for midweek action in the following fixtures:

James Vaughan - Portsmouth v Bristol Rovers
Leo Da Silva Lopes - Sunderland v Gillingham
Callum Lang - Oldham Athletic v Morecambe FC
Joe Piggott - Altrincham v Spennymoor Town

Former Latics defender Alan Johnson celebrates his 48th birthday.

Wednesday 20 February

Tickets for our Sky Bet Championship trip to Reading FC on Saturday 9 March are on general sale.

You can purchase tickets online, by calling 01942 311111 or by visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office.

Reading v Wigan Athletic Ticket Details


Thursday 21 February

We're back with another episode of Latics Listen! Michael Jacobs answers your #AskCrackers questions sent in over the weekend, we're joined in our Euxton studio by some current Latics stars and we'll have a familiar name from the past in the Latics Rewind hotseat!

Catch up on episode 26 below, with Nick Powell, Kal Naismith and Paul Cook!



Former Latics full back Pascal Chimbonda celebrates his 40th birthday.

Under 18 midfielder MacKenzie O'Neill is set for international action again when Northern Ireland's U17s host Greece for the second time this week, a 1.00pm kick off at Shamrock Park.

Friday 22 February

It's all eyes on the Wigan Athletic Training Centre for the final day of preparations ahead of Latics' Sky Bet Championship clash with Ipswich Town at the DW Stadium!

We'll have our weekly fitness update and thoughts from the gaffer right here on wiganathletic.com and iFollow Latics.

Wigan Athletic v Ipswich Town Ticket Details

Don't forget, under 18s and full time students can still take up our free entry offer by calling 01942 311111 or by visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person.

Former Latics defender Luke Burke celebrates his 21st birthday.

Saturday 23 February

It's match day at the DW and it's a big one against Ipswich Town! After the weekend's warm weather training camp and a hard week of graft at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre, Latics are back, refreshed and ready for action in the Sky Bet Championship!

Wigan Athletic v Ipswich Town Ticket Offer

Our Under 18s return to action as they look to strengthen their position as EFL Youth Alliance leaders when they host Tranmere Rovers at Christopher Park, kick off 11.00am.

And, the following players are set for action out on loan:

James Vaughan - Portsmouth v Barnsley
Leo Da Silva Lopes - Wycombe Wanderers v Gillingham
Callum Lang - Bury v Oldham Athletic
Luke Burgess - Barrow AFC v Ebbsfleet United
Olly Crankshaw & Joe Piggott - Curzon Ashton v Altrincham FC
Jordan Perrin - Runcorn Linnets v Mossley AFC

Sunday 24 February

We'll have all of the action and reaction from Saturday's clash with Ipswich Town across our social media channels and on iFollow Latics!

Subscribe to iFollow Latics for just £4.49 a month and get full-match audio commentary, full-match replays, extended highlights, access to our growing archive and much more!

Former Latics men Graham Houston (59), Stefan Bidstrup (44), Ian Breckin (44), William Kvist (34) and Josh Murphy (24) celebrate their birthdays.


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