Whelan will lead Latics out at Wembley

Dave Whelan
Dave Whelan

WIGAN Athletic chairman Dave Whelan will lead out the team in the FA Cup final, it has been confirmed.

The 78-year-old was hoping to perform the role for the semi-final but FA protocol ruled otherwise.

However, the club have this afternoon announcedthat after formerly submitting a request for the final against Manchester City on May 11, it has been agreed that Mr Whelan can lead the team out.