Cup parade details released

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez, left, and chairman Dave Whelan with the FA Cup
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez, left, and chairman Dave Whelan with the FA Cup
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WIGAN Athletic will parade the FA Cup around the town on Monday.

The Latics made history when they lifted the trophy for the first ever time on Saturday but celebrations were put on hold while the club’s relegation battle was still ongoing.

Roberto Martinez and his players will parade the cup from an open top bus that will travel the length of Standishgate, before disembarking in Market Place where they will take to a stage to thank Latics’ fans for their amazing support during the club’s momentous cup run.

The squad is expected to arrive in the town centre at around 5pm, however fans are advised to arrive from 4pm at the latest to ensure they get a good view.

There will be live entertainment leading up to the team’s arrival.

The club and council have worked together for a number of weeks on the “Believe in Wigan” campaign and want to put on a family event to publicly thank supporters and show off the FA Cup.

Latics manager Martinez said: “This is a very special moment in the club’s history and we want to thank everyone from our home town for the tremendous support we have received and the belief the town and the council has shown in us.

“We hope lots of people will turn out to celebrate with us, we’re really looking forward to having the chance to see the whole town decked out in the club’s colours again.”