Wigan Athletic skipper: We've made history

Captain fantastic Jamie Jones was brimming with pride after Wigan Athletic 'made history' and pulled off the greatest of Great Escapes.

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 11:16 am
Updated Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 11:18 am
Jamie Jones leads the post-match celebrations

No-one outside the town gave Latics a prayer of avoiding a second successive relegation, with the non-stop off-field carnage over the last 10 months.

But a remarkable backs-to-the-wall effort means Latics are safe despite going down 3-1 at champions Hull on Saturday.

And Jones - one of four senior players to remain from last season's squad - says the achievement will go down in club folklore.

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“It’s been emotional and such a long season," he said "But I’m so proud to captain this team with what we’ve achieved, it’s outstanding.

“It’s been a horrendous season, but we’ve made history with this football club and what we have achieved this season.

"It’s not about one game and getting beat 3-1, it’s about survival with a game to go.

“Going into administration is the worst thing I have experienced in football and I wouldn’t wish it on any club.

"To be part of this team and be captain of this team and stay up, I’m so proud.

“To do what we have done, it’s been a real battle and everyone to do with this club and the fans, deserve it.

“They’ve had a tough season and the connection with the fan base has been outstanding.

"The support they gave when the club was in real trouble with the money that was raised to keep the club afloat was phenomenal.

“It means so much for the town and the people of Wigan to do what we have achieved.”

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