The early stages of the 2016-17 season of the English League Championship of Wigan Athletic has been a forgettable one as they have lost 5 matches, drawn 1 and only won 1 game out of their initial 7 games of the season.
These consistent defeats has left Wigan Athletic on the bottom spots of the English League Championship as they are located at the 23rd spot after only being able to collect 4 points from the possible 21.
Wigan Athletic have backed out from signing Hearts right back Callum Paterson.
The Sky Bet Championship club were attracted to the 21-year old rising star, joining other clubs keen on adding the player to their squad this summer. Championship side Newcastle were one of the top sides linked to Paterson all summer but they didn’t get him.
There is news that Wigan Athletic might consider making a move for their former player Jordi Gomez.
The latter currently plays for Sunderland and may consider leaving the Premier League side during the summer. Indeed, he has been informed by the manager Sam Allardyce that he does not form part of his plan for next season and that he will be better off looking for another club.
Wigan Athletic are only looking to add to their squad and not sell any players in the summer transfer window, according to manager Gary Caldwell.
Wigan Athletic rejoiced at their return to the Championship, but manager Gary Caldwell says that the club need to strengthen in almost every area of the pitch.
League One side, Wigan Athletic defeated Coventry in a slim 1-0 margin but was enough to give the team the three points they required to sit atop the table.
The match played on Saturday gives Wigan Athletic a four point edge over second placed Burton Albion.
Wigan Athletic have garnered 80 points in total from 41 matches in the third tier in the English football league system. Will Grigg scored the only goal of the encounter to ensure Wigan remain winners in five straight matches. The win also extended their unbeaten run to 20 matches.
It was a mixed fortune for Wigan Athletic Football Club in the 2012/2013 season when the club was relegated from the EPL shortly after winning the Football Association Cup.
Managed by Roberto Martinez, the club dazed all football watchers when against all odds went ahead to win the trophy after defeating Manchester City at the final.
Gary Caldwell has reinforced his team by making a double signing as he secured the services of Sam Morsy from Chesterfield and Ryan Colclough who arrived from Crewe Alexandra, both of them were signed for undisclosed fees.
Sam Morsy is a 24 year old English midfielder who used to be the captain of Chesterfield and he decided to pen a 2 and half year long deal with Wigan Athletic meanwhile Ryan Colclough opted to sign a 3 and half year contract with the English League One club.
Wigan manager Gary Caldwell says that the club should start doing well in the home matches if their league position is to improve substantially.
After continuous relegations, the club finds itself in League One in the space of a few years. They have targeted a return to the Championship, but it is proving much difficult than expected. The club are 6th in the league table with several points already separating them from the table leaders. It looks like the club will have to settle for a play-off place, which is highly speculative, in order to reach the Championship.
Gary Caldwell wants his boys to continue on the winning ways when they travel to Valley Parade in a couple of days’ time.
If Wigan manages to secure another win there, it would be their third on the trot in a space of one week.