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.
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…)
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.
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.
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…)
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.
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…)
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…
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…)
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.
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.
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.
In what will come as a brilliant news for Wigan Athletic and their fans, they are srt to welcome back their star player Tom Pearce back from injury. Wigan helped the player mark a return from injury for the first time and played the left-back for their Under-23s yesterday against Sheffield Wednesday. Pearce, 23, got some valuable minutes under his belt for the development side.