Boyce to skipper the Latics Legends!

Emmerson Boyce with Joseph Kendrick
Emmerson Boyce with Joseph Kendrick

FA Cup-winning skipper Emmerson Boyce will once again captain the Latics Legends in Friday night’s Joseph’s Goal charity match against Arjan de Zeeuw’s Dutch Masters at Ashton Town.

Boyce led the legends in their inaugural fixture last year – a 10-0 victory over a Hollyoaks XI – and he will again wear the armband for what will be a far tougher assignment.

Andy Liddell also confirmed his attendance last week, joining Paul Scharner, Kevin Sharp, Stuart Barlow, Nathan Ellington, John Filan, Michael Brown, Ian Kilford, Neil Roberts, Alan Mahon, Jason Jarrett and Nicky Eaden in the squad.

The Dutch Masters line-up will feature three former Latics men, with Denny Landzaat and Jorg Smeets joining De Zeeuw in wearing orange rather than blue.

And the rest of the squad is packed full of Premier League experience, as well as a mountain of Dutch international caps.

Dutch Masters: Arjan de Zeeuw, Denny Landzaat, Jorg Smeets, Michael Mols (Rangers), Glenn Helder (Arsenal), Jan Krompkamp (Liverpool), Martijn Reuser (Ipswich), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn), Sander Westerveld (Liverpool), Clyde Wijnhard (Leeds), Tim De Cler, Patrick Paauwe, Orlando Engelaar, Marco Miltenburg, Zeb Den Uyl.

Tickets are just £10 for adults and £5 for Under-16s, with Under-6s getting in free, and are available in person from the DW Stadium ticket office or by ringing 0871 6633552.

Fans can also pay on the night at Ashton Town, but are advised to get there early as a capacity crowd is once again expected.

Meanwhile, Paul Scharner and Arjan de Zeeuw will be back together at the DW for ‘An Audience With...’ this Thursday (May 12).

It’s the perfect chance to get up, close and personal with two of the club’s greatest ever players and most larger-than-life characters.

Tickets are just £6 and available through the club from the same outlets, as well as on the door, although supporters are again asked to arrive early.

Both events kick-off at 7.30pm.