Wigan face Barnsley away on opening day

Owen Coyle is raring to go at Wigan
Owen Coyle is raring to go at Wigan

WIGAN Athletic will kick off their Championship campaign on Saturday, August 3, against Barnsley at Oakwell.

The season 2013-2014 fixtures were released today with Latics facing some tasty ties, particularly around Christmas when they take on their closest rivals Bolton on December 14 and Birmingham City on Boxing Day - both at the DW Stadium. Sandwiched in between is a tough away trip to Reading.

Earlier in the month, December 3, they travel to Leeds, then Millwall.

Latics’ last three fixtures in a long season are Burnley away, Blackpool at home and Blackburn away.

Latics play Manchester United in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, August 11, and their Europa League ties will be played on Thursday, September 19, Thursday, October 3, Thursday, October 24, Thursday, November 7, Thursday, November 28 and Thursday, November 12.

Wigan Athletic’s league ties - fixture list:

03/08/2013 15:00 Barnsley v Wigan Athletic

17/08/2013 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Wigan Athletic

20/08/2013 19:45 Wigan Athletic v Doncaster Rovers

24/08/2013 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough

31/08/2013 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest

14/09/2013 15:00 Leicester City v Wigan Athletic

17/09/2013 19:45 Sheffield Wednesday v Wigan Athletic

21/09/2013 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Ipswich Town

28/09/2013 15:00 Watford v Wigan Athletic

01/10/2013 19:45 Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers

05/10/2013 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers

19/10/2013 15:00 Blackpool v Wigan Athletic

26/10/2013 15:00 Charlton Athletic v Wigan Athletic

02/11/2013 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Huddersfield Town

09/11/2013 15:00 Yeovil Town v Wigan Athletic

23/11/2013 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Brighton

30/11/2013 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Derby County

03/12/2013 19:45 Leeds United v Wigan Athletic

07/12/2013 15:00 Millwall v Wigan Athletic

14/12/2013 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Bolton Wanderers

21/12/2013 15:00 Reading v Wigan Athletic

26/12/2013 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Birmingham City

29/12/2013 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Burnley

01/01/2014 15:00 Derby County v Wigan Athletic

11/01/2014 15:00 Wigan Athletic v A.F.C. Bournemouth

18/01/2014 15:00 Doncaster Rovers v Wigan Athletic

25/01/2014 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Barnsley

28/01/2014 19:45 Middlesbrough v Wigan Athletic

01/02/2014 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Charlton Athletic

08/02/2014 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic

15/02/2014 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Yeovil Town

22/02/2014 15:00 Brighton v Wigan Athletic

01/03/2014 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic

08/03/2014 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Leicester City

11/03/2014 19:45 Wigan Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday

15/03/2014 15:00 Ipswich Town v Wigan Athletic

22/03/2014 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Watford

25/03/2014 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic

29/03/2014 15:00 Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic

05/04/2014 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Leeds United

08/04/2014 19:45 Wigan Athletic v Millwall

12/04/2014 15:00 Birmingham City v Wigan Athletic

19/04/2014 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Reading

21/04/2014 15:00 Burnley v Wigan Athletic

26/04/2014 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Blackpool

03/05/2014 15:00 Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic