Successful return for Wigan Athletic duo

Kyle Joseph and Chris Merrie each got 45 minutes under their belt in Wigan Athletic's Development Squad draw against Ipswich on Monday afternoon.
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Joseph returned to the first-team bench at the weekend after almost three months out with a back injury, coming on as a stoppage-time substitute.

Merrie, meanwhile, had been out since mid-February with a hamstring problem.

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Both came through unscathed, which will be more good news for Leam Richardson and the club's survival hopes.

Sean McGurk's last-minute penalty earned the U23s a point, after Sam Tickle's own goal had given the visitors the lead.

The Latics XI included five trialists, one of whom came close to scoring only to find the side-netting.

Frankie Bunn's side travel to Crewe on Wednesday (1pm).

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