Wigan Athletic can confirm that the team will travel to the USA for the first time in our history for a pre-season training camp next month.
However, previously arranged dates have had to be cancelled to accommodate this. Latics will now NOT be travelling to Germany to face, among others, Hanover 96, while the games at Morecambe on July 13, and Oldham Athletic on July 20 have also had to be cancelled. The club apologises for any inconvenience this has caused.
Owen Coyle’s men will now be facing MLS side Columbus Crew at the Crew Stadium on Saturday July 13 and 3rd Division side Pittsburgh Riverhounds at the Highmark Stadium on July 19. A further game could also be scheduled within the ten day trip Stateside.
Coyle said: “The opportunity came up for us to go to the States and was too good for us to turn down.
“The players will love the facilities over there which are first class and it is a great way for us to begin our pre-season preparation in readiness for August 3.”
More pre-season games will be announced as they are confirmed.