Another Wigan Athletic starlet secures future

Wigan Athletic have handed Under-18s captain Charlie Hughes his first professional contract.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 3:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 3:54 pm
Charlie Hughes

Hughes, who joined Latics as an Under-15 player following spells at Manchester City and Liverpool, was in the second year of his apprenticeship at the DW.

But the ball-playing centre-back has been rewarded for his progress, which saw him named on the bench for the recent first-team fixture against Wolves Under-21s in the Papa John's Trophy.

“We are delighted to see Charlie sign his first professional contract," said Academy chief Gregor Rioch.

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"Not only is he a talented footballer, but Charlie is a dedicated young man and a fantastic leader.”

Hughes made 14 starts for the Under-18s last season.

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