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The Championship 2013/14 - Wigan

The Championship 2013/14 - Wigan
Club: Wigan Athletic F.C.

Founded: 1932

Nickname: The Latics

Ground: DW Stadium (Capacity: 25,138)

When we face off: Sat 21st December (H), Sat 19th April (A)

Last season finish: 18th - Premier League (relegated)

Manager: Owen Coyle - The former Burnley boss returned to management in the Championship, after failing to recuperate a relegated Bolton side two seasons ago. Coyle will be desperate to set the record straight and prove his doubters wrong, but getting any team out of this division is a challenge, but a challenge I'm sure he is up for.

Key player: James McCarthy - The Republic of Ireland international may not be at Wigan come the end of the transfer window, but if he does stay with the Latics, it will be a massive boost to their promotion push. Great passing range and tenacity in midfield, which the likes of Grant Holt and McManaman will thrive off.

Season Preview - As Reading and QPR will also know, bouncing straight back up has always been a tough task for most teams. Similarly to ourselves, Wigan haven't really lost too many key players, especially in McManaman, Gomez, McCarthy, Al-Habsi, Boyce and others. Wigan certainly have the foundations their to bounce straight back up with the squad they have, Coyle has a decent record at this level too. He will need a good start to the season, so his the team won't lose any more confidence and the key players wanting to move on. I expect Wigan to finish somewhere in the top six.

Date:Wednesday July 31 2013
Time: 4:02PM

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