Established duo drop out of the ‘first XI’

Callum Lang
Callum Lang

Wigan Athletic have announced their squad numbers for the forthcoming campaign.

New captain Sam Morsy switches from 8 to 5, which he has worn at previous clubs, meaning Donervon Daniels drops down to 12.

Reece James also drops out of the ‘first XI’, switching to 26 from 2, which has been taken by Nathan Byrne.

Andy Kellett is another to fall down the order to 43, with his number 13 shirt being left vacant - possibly for the arrival of a new goalkeeper.

New-boys Christian Walton (1), Lee Evans (8), Ivan Toney (10) and Gavin Massey (11), have prominent numbers, with Terell Thomas (21), Chey Dunkley (22) and Noel Hunt (24) further down the list.

Squad numbers in full:

1 WALTON, 2 N BYRNE, 3 ELDER, 4 PERKINS, 5 MORSY, 6 POWER, 7 GILBEY, 8 L EVANS, 9 GRIGG, 10 TONEY, 11 MASSEY, 12 DANIELS, 14 BOGLE, 15 FLORES, 16 MacDONALD, 17 JACOBS, 18 WOOLERY, 19 LAURENT, 20 MORGAN, 21 THOMAS, 22 DUNKLEY, 24 HUNT, 25 POWELL, 26 JAMES, 27 COLCLOUGH , 29 BURKE, 30 BARRIGAN, 31 J BYRNE, 32 GREGORY, 33 BURN, 34 STUBBS, 35 BURGESS, 36 MERRIE, 37 LAVERCOMBE, 39 LANG, 40 O EVANS, 43 KELLETT.