Latics v Walsall cancelled

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WIGAN Athletic’s pre-season friendly against Walsall at the Leigh Sports Village this Friday has been cancelled.

The decision was made following a pitch inspection at the LSV, and the game will now be played behind-closed-doors at Christopher Park.

Latics are also due to play Besiktas at Leigh next Tuesday, July 15, and a decision on that game will be made later this week.

“Leigh Sports Village expected that the pitch would have recovered from the Elton John concert last month but unfortunately, the impact that the concert has had on a section of the pitch has meant that the normally immaculate surface has not recovered sufficiently and reluctantly we have now had to make this decision,” said Latics chief executive Jonathan Jackson.

“We wish to stress this is in no way a reflection on Leigh Sports Village and we intend to maintain a close relationship moving forwards, because it is a superb facility, professionally run and we thank them for their co-operation in this matter.”

Fans who have purchased tickets for the game can seek a refund by contacting the DW Stadium ticket office in person or by telephone for credit card purchases on 0871 66 33 552.