Whelan will lead Latics out at Wembley

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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.