Wigan Athletic Faces Tough Transfer Decisions Amid Financial Struggles

Posted on September 26, 2023 in WAFC

In a challenging period for Wigan Athletic, the football club finds itself caught in a dilemma regarding player transfers due to ongoing financial constraints. The club’s revenue streams have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in reduced match-day income and limited sponsorship opportunities. The transfer predicament faced by Wigan Athletic revolves around finding a delicate balance between strengthening the squad and adhering to strict financial limitations.


Steve Bruce Rejected Wigan Athletic Approach

Posted on March 25, 2023 in WAFC


Steve Bruce has rejected the opportunity to be the new Wigan Athletic approach. The former boss of Newcastle United had been on the target list of the Championship club after Kolo Toure had been sacked recently.

Wigan got in touch with Steve Bruce to assure his interest in taking charge of the team for the third time. However, the Championship promotion specialist, 62, knocked them back as he holds up to return to management at a club of a higher level. (more…)



Wigan Athletic Lose to Sheffield

Posted on January 18, 2023 in WAFC


With the world cup finally coming to an end, normal club football is to resume soon all over the world. However, matches in the EFL are already underway where Wigan faced Sheffield recently. However, it was a bad day at the office for Wigan Athletic as they lost to Sheffield 2-1. The Blades struck first, with Egan thumping home a header from Oliver Norwood’s superb eighth-minute corner.


It was dreadful defending by the hosts’ Wigan Athletic, who had been given wake-up call just moments earlier when goalkeeper Jamie Jones saved from Elliman Ndiaye, with Sander Berge’s follow-up blocked. At the other end, James McClean was unfortunate to see his right-footed volley spin just past Wes Foderingham’s post. But the Blades continued to cause issues with their high press as Wigan’s defenders – under the guidance of new coach Toure, struggled for composure and were ill at ease with their opponents’ measured aggression. (more…)



Posted on October 31, 2022 in WAFC

Wigan Athletic have already produced some excellent results in the Championship this season, despite being one of the newly-promoted League One sides. They’ve barely changed the side that claimed the third tier title too and having tinkered only slightly, have managed to put plenty of points on the board already this campaign.

They have a fairly settled squad now and having led the side to promotion and now working to keep them in the second tier, manager Leam Richardson will know exactly what team he wants on a regular basis. That means there are some players who have had to make do with plenty of time on the bench. (more…)




Posted on October 20, 2022 in WAFC

Wigan Athletic sit 15th in the table after two wins from their opening seven league matches. The Latics were promoted from League One last season under Leam Richardson. They won 2-1 away at Luton Town in their last match.

Here is a look at the latest news from across the second tier…

Wigan Athletic midfielder leaves on loan

Wigan Athletic midfielder Harry McHugh has joined National League North side Chester on an initial one-month loan deal (Official club website). (more…)



Posted on September 17, 2022 in WAFC

Since their Championship promotion this season, Wigan have only added one fresh face to their squad during the transfer window. That man, Ryan Nyambe, has yet to feature for the club too and it means that the Latics are largely playing right now with the same first-team squad that won the League One title. However, before the window shuts, boss Leam Richardson should ensure he brings in a few more signings to the DW Stadium to make sure the club are able to stay in the division.

With that in mind then, here are some players who Wigan should be trying to sign before the window shuts.

  1. Joe Ward – Peterborough United

One player the Latics could try and pick up in a bit of a bargain deal is Joe Ward from Peterborough United. With the player having already played plenty of games in both the Championship and League One, he has the knowhow and experience for Wigan to benefit from having him in their squad. He’s versatile, so could fill a few positions of need, and he’s also capable of a few goals in a team too. (more…)



Posted on July 25, 2022 in WAFC

The start of the 2022/23 Championship campaign is just around the corner as Leam Richardson’s men prepare for their return to the second tier. It was an impressive campaign for the Latics who were crowned as League One champions on the last day of the season. But the transfer window has been a relatively quiet one so far for the club, who are yet to bring in anyone of note. Here we look at Wigan Athletic’s three five fixtures in their 2022/23 Championship campaign and try to predict the outcome of each…

Preston North End (H)

As Ryan Lowe enters his first full season as Preston North End boss, he will surely be looking to improve upon last term’s shortcomings. The Lancashire club have already brought in a number of big hitters with players such as Ben Woodburn and Robbie Brady set to play for the Lilywhites next season. Preston North End have already improved a number of positions and could overwhelm the Latics as they may not have fully adjusted to the step up in divisions. (more…)

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Posted on June 23, 2022 in WAFC

Sunderland will have to fend off the interest of Wigan Athletic in Everton loanee Nathan Broadhead if they want to sign the striker permanently. The two newly promoted English Championship clubs are set to battle it out for Broadhead during this summer’s transfer window as revealed by media outlet Liverpool World.

Wigan Athletic are back in the Championship after winning automatic promotion, while Sunderland won promotion via the playoffs. The Latics won the League One title to secure promotion to the Championship, while the Black Cats beat Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 in the League One playoff final to end a four-year wait to return to the Championship. Elliott Emberton and Ross Stewart scored for the Black Cats either side of the break to seal their Championship promotion.Wigan Athletic target Broadhead played his part to help Sunderland secure Championship football for the new season. (more…)



Posted on May 20, 2022 in WAFC

League One outfit Fleetwood Town have confirmed the release of former Wigan Athletic star Anthony Pilkington. The news of his release was confirmed via a statement from the club earlier this week. It was stated that the former Wigan Athletic winger will leave Fleetwood Town when his current deal with the club expires at the end of next month.

A Fleetwood Town statement revealed that veteran winger Pilkington will leave the club this summer alongside Callum Camps, Harrison Biggins and Kieran O’Hara. Camps, Biggins and O’Hara are in the same situation as Pilkington as their respective contracts with the League One club will expire at the end of June 2022. (more…)



Posted on April 30, 2022 in WAFC

The Chelsea duo of Reece James and Antonio Rudiger are on course to return from injury ahead of the rescheduled Premier League encounter with hosts Manchester United. Former Wigan Athletic star James and German defender Rudiger bothmissed the 1-0 home win over London rivals West Ham United in the league on Sunday due to injury, but they could return for the game at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

England international James has grown to be the first choice right wingback at Chelsea since he returned from a loan spell at Wigan Athletic a few years ago. James cut his professional football teeth at Wigan Athletic where he impressed a great deal before returning toChelsea while Frank Lampard was the manager three years ago. James missed the London Derby league game with West Ham United on Sunday after he had discomfort in his hamstrings as revealed by Blues boss Thomas Tuchel during his pre-match reaction ahead of the latest Premier League meeting with the Hammers. (more…)

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