Latics to benefit from Reid experience

Peter Reid
Peter Reid

Former Sunderland and Manchester City manager Peter Reid is a new - but very familiar face - to Wigan Athletic’s pre-season look.

The ex-England international was at the club’s Euxton training base over the weekend to help welcome the players back before they departed for a week-long trip to Spain.

And Paul Cook admits it was a no-brainer to dip into Reid’s wealth of experience.

“How can someone like that not be of any use to us?” said the new Latics boss.

“Peter’s a vastly-experienced figure in the game, and his presence will be of great benefit to us.”

Reid, who represented England at the 1986 World Cup, has offered his expertise on a voluntary basis, with no cost to the club whatsoever.

Meanwhile former Latics first-team coach John Doolan, who left the DW earlier this summer, has joined the staff at League Two outfit Accrington Stanley.