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THIS WEEK AT WIGAN ATHLETIC - W/C 7 JANUARY

7 January 2019

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

  • Latics host Aston Villa at the DW Stadium on Saturday 12 January.
  • Our Under 18s host Rochdale in the LFA Cup semi-final before their FA Youth Cup trip to Hull City on Saturday.
  • Josh Windass turns 25 and Charlie Jolley celebrates his 18th birthday.

Monday 7 January

Tickets are on general sale for our Sky Bet Championship trip to Hillsborough on Saturday 19 January.

Sheffield Wednesday v Wigan Athletic Ticket Details

Tuesday 8 January

Our unbeaten Under 18s kick off their week with the Lancashire FA Youth Cup semi-final against Rochdale at Christopher Park. Kick off is 1.00pm, with Latics aiming to reach the final of the competition they won in 2018.

Former Latics players David Miller (55) and John Robertson (45) celebrate their birthdays.

Wednesday 9 January

Our countdown to match day continues as we prepare to host Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship at the DW Stadium!

Aston Villa H

Tickets are available online, by calling 01942 311111 or by visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person.

Josh Windass celebrates his 25th birthday and former Latics striker Craig Davies turns 33.

Wednesday is also the deadline for messages for our match day programme. Got a friend or relative celebrating a birthday or anniversary? Email j.lavin@wiganathletic.com to get your message in Saturday's edition.

Thursday 10 January

It's the second episode of 2019 for our weekly podcast, Latics Listen! We'll have the latest from inside the Wigan Athletic Training Centre at Euxton and catch ups with some of your former favourites ahead of Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

If you'd like to get involved or feature on Latics Listen, please get in touch through our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or by emailing laticslisten@wiganathletic.com - your comments, questions and support are much appreciated!

Listen above, stream on Spotify or download our brand new podcast for free on iTunes. We're also available on Soundcloud and Buzzsprout!

Recap our previous episodes below!


Friday 11 January

Our pre-match build-up continues with the latest from Paul Cook ahead of our clash with Aston Villa at the DW Stadium, including updates on injuries and his thoughts on Dean Smith's side.

We'll also have all of your favourite pre-match content on wiganathletic.com and classic action from down the years against Villa.

Former Latics and Villa favourite Emile Heskey celebrates his 41st birthday, with fellow former Latics strikers Will Keane (26) and Kaiyne Woolery (24) also celebrating on Friday.

Saturday 12 January

It's match day! We're back at the DW Stadium to take on Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship.

Aston Villa H

Tickets are available online, by calling 01942 311111 or by visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person.

Staff from the Community Trust and Inspiring healthy lifestyles will be on hand to tell supporters all about the Lose Weight, Feel Great FOR MEN programme.

A fitness station will also be located on the East Stand concourse for fans to learn more about the project and to sign-up.

The scheme targets men with a BMI of 25 or more, with a stall in the supporters club for fans to register their interest in taking part.

Our Under 18s are also in action for their FA Youth Cup fourth round tie away at Hull City at 5.15pm. After dumping out Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round, Latics will be hoping to upset the Tigers at the KCOM Stadium.

There's also action for our players out on loan, including:

Devante Cole - Burton Albion v Gillingham
Callum Lang - Oldham Athletic v Forest Green Rovers
Olly Crankshaw - Nuneaton Borough v Curzon Ashton

Sunday 13 January

We'll have all of the action and reaction from Saturday's first team and Under 18 matches against Aston Villa and Hull City, including short and extended highlights and a full match replay from our clash with Villa at the DW Stadium, all available on iFollow Latics.

For just £4.49 a month, you will get extended highlights of every game, audio commentary, full match replays and classic action from our growing archive.

Youth team striker and young professional Charlie Jolley celebrates his 18th birthday, whilst former Latics defender Rob Kiernan turns 28.


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