Liddell joins the Latics Legends!

Andy Liddell
Andy Liddell

Andy Liddell has become the latest Latics legend to sign up for next week’s Joseph’s Goal charity match against Arjan de Zeeuw’s Dutch Masters at Ashton Town.

Wigan Athletic’s all-time record goalscorer in the Football League with 70, Liddell spent six years with the club between 1998-2004, where he achieved iconic status among the supporters.

‘Sir Andy’ helped Latics win promotion to the Championship in 2003, as well as winning the Auto Windscreens Shield at Wembley in 1999 and reaching a play-off final in 2000.

He is now fitness coach with Ipswich Town, where Latics will once again be travelling to next season after winning promotion from League One.

Liddell joins the likes of Roberto Martinez, Graeme Jones, Paul Scharner, Emile Heskey, Chris Kirkland, Kevin Sharp, Stuart Barlow, Nathan Ellington, John Filan, Michael Brown, Ian Kilford, Neil Roberts, Alan Mahon, Graham Kavanagh, Jason Jarrett and Nicky Eaden in confirming their attendance.

The Dutch Masters squad has also been named for the big game on Friday, May 13.

It features three former Latics men, with Denny Landzaat and Jorg Smeets joining De Zeeuw in wearing orange rather than blue and white.

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 from the DW Stadium ticket office - which will be open before Sunday’s game against Barnsley - 0871 6633552 and www.wiganathletic.com/tickets

Meanwhile, Scharner and De Zeeuw will be back together at the DW for ‘An Audience With...’ next 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 from the same outlets.

Both events kick-off at 7.30pm.