Latics Boss Excited About Bolton Derby Clash On Saturday

Leam Richardson spoke of his excitement ahead of derby day as Wigan Athletic travel to face Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon. 

Richardson’s side head to the University of Bolton Stadium backed by nearly 4,000 away supporters, looking to build on their impressive start to the 2021/22 Sky Bet League One campaign. 

Speaking to Latics TV, the gaffer spoke of the excitement at the challenge that lies ahead for his side at the weekend.

“Any derby is a good day, certainly for the supporters!” he smiled. 

“I am sure it will be a good day, and I am sure they (the fans) will go to the University of Bolton Stadium and represent themselves well. They will support the team, and hopefully, it will be a really good day.

“You’ve got a number of games throughout the season – whether it is league games or cup competitions – to go and try win. This is just another one of them. 

“You don’t get no more or no less (points) than any other game, but there is that extra special bit about a derby game, certainly for supporters, and what leads from the terraces onto the pitch. You’ve got to make sure that you are competitive within that, and I am sure we will be.”

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