Promotion memory is picture perfect for 'last survivor' Leam Richardson

Wigan Athletic’s vast turnover of personnel will come under sharper focus today when Leam Richardson takes his side to Doncaster.

Saturday, 10th April 2021, 8:45 am
Leam Richardson (far left) celebrating promotion at Doncaster three years ago

Just three years ago, the Keepmoat Stadium was the venue as Latics secured promotion to the Championship with a 1-0 victory.

Richardson, then assistant to Paul Cook, is now the only remaining member of that promotion-winning squad.

“It’s quite surreal, there’s a photograph here of the lads lifting the trophy on the stage and I’m the only survivor,” he said.

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“It was fantastic, for a Wigan supporter it couldn’t have been written any better, Will Grigg getting the winner and the celebrations which followed.

“It was a great day, but it’s now a different dugout - for their side as well - and a different team.

“We’ve been through quite a lot as a club, but fingers crossed we can go to the Keepmoat and get the same result.”