Latics progress to JPT round two!

Gary Caldwell and David Sharpe
Gary Caldwell and David Sharpe

WIGAN Athletic are one of four clubs to have been given a bye into the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

North-west neighbours Blackpool, Crewe and Fleetwood have also been spared first-round duty.

The draw for the second round will take place on Saturday, September 5 on Soccer AM.

Latics are looking for their third victory in the competition in all its guises - having won the Freight Rover Trophy in 1985 and the Auto Windscreens Shield in 1999.