Roberto makes fans’ day

Jamie McNally with Latics manager Roberto Martinez
Jamie McNally with Latics manager Roberto Martinez

A FOOTBALL-mad father and son got more than they bargained for when they visited the DW Stadium as part of a fund-raising mission to visit every league ground in the country.

Twelve-year-old Jamie McNally was delighted to grab a pitch-side photo opportunity with Latics boss Roberto Martinez during his challenge to watch games at all 92 league grounds.

Liverpool fan Jamie and his dad Graeme have now completed their incredible two-year mission, raising more than £4,700 for the Marina Dalglish cancer appeal in the process. Graeme said: “It was a simple idea at first because we’re both big football fans and we like watching games at different grounds.

“We’ve kept a scrapbook with photos from all our stadium visits and were delighted that Roberto Martinez agreed to have his photo taken with Jamie.”