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Leam Richardson: How Wigan Athletic boss avoided oblivion and led them to League One title

From the edge of oblivion following a summer of financial discontent to keeping his side in League One by the skin of their teeth, and now winning the title. It has been some stint in charge of Wigan Athletic for Leam Richardson, who finally got over the line with his Latics side on Saturday after a poor run of form saw them forced to wait for their return to the Championship.
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Leam Richardson hails his support network after Wigan seal League One title

Leam Richardson was quick to credit everybody but himself as he saw Wigan finally seal the League One title with a 3-0 victory at Shrewsbury. A 43rd-minute own goal from Josh Vela and a second-half brace from Will Keane ensured that Latics finally got themselves over the line after no win in their last five matches. Keane also won the division’s Golden Boot with 26 goals.
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Leam Richardson: Hard work ahead for Wigan after winning League One title

Leam Richardson says there is a "lot of hard work" ahead after his Wigan side finally sealed the League One title with a 3-0 victory at Shrewsbury. A 43rd-minute own goal from Josh Vela and a second-half double from Will Keane ensured the Latics finally got themselves over the line after no win in their last five matches.
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Leam Richardson: Wigan’s experience can get us over the line

Leam Richardson is still confident Wigan will seal promotion on the last day of the season despite throwing away a 2-0 lead in losing 3-2 at Portsmouth. Latics needed only a point from their trip to Fratton Park to guarantee a return to the Sky Bet Championship after two years in League One.
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Leam Richardson felt the big decisions went against Wigan in Plymouth draw

Leam Richardson felt the big decisions went against his promotion-chasing Wigan side as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Plymouth at the DW Stadium. Wigan still require one more point to mathematically secure a return to the Sky Bet Championship after two seasons in League One. They did...
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Leam Richardson: Wigan worked hard for a deserved point at Ipswich

Wigan manager Leam Richardson felt his Sky Bet League One table-toppers deserved a point after coming from behind to draw 2-2 at Ipswich. A brace from Will Keane means Latics need just one point to secure promotion to the second tier and face Plymouth at home on Saturday. But the...
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Leam Richardson has options ahead of Wigan’s match against Cambridge

Leam Richardson has no new injury concerns ahead of Wigan’s Sky Bet League One match against Cambridge. The Latics are unbeaten in their last nine league games as they aim to move a step closer to promotion with victory on Saturday. Winger James McClean remains out with a knee...
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Leam Richardson: Wigan Athletic focus is on own performance in promotion race

Boss Leam Richardson says Wigan are focused on their own bid of winning promotion to the Championship, and not on other clubs' fortunes elsewhere. Tuesday's goalless draw at Burton gave the Latics a four-point lead at the top of League One, while third-placed Rotherham lost 3-0 to Portsmouth. While that...
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Leam Richardson hails Kelland Watts’ late clearance as Wigan earn draw at Burton

Wigan boss Leam Richardson praised defender Kelland Watts for an outstanding stoppage-time clearance that secured a point from a goalless draw with Burton. In a game of few chances, both goalkeepers impressed when called upon but it was Watts who was the hero at the end, heading Joe Powell’s lob off his own line with Ben Amos beaten.
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Leam Richardson likes the look of his pacesetters in win at Lincoln

Leam Richardson said his side delivered the performance, as well as the result, as Wigan strengthened their promotion bid with a 3-1 Sky Bet League One win at Lincoln. The Latics took full advantage as top-two rivals MK Dons and Rotherham United both dropped points. Callum Long opened the scoring...
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Leam Richardson hails Wigan’s resolve after taking maximum points from Crewe

Leam Richardson says Wigan’s hard-fought League One win at Crewe was another example of the promotion-chasers’ resolve negotiating a hefty schedule. The 2-0 win against the bottom club was the ninth consecutive midweek fixture for the Latics as they kept leaders Rotherham in their sights. But at times...
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Leam Richardson pleased with hard-fought win as Wigan continue promotion push

Leam Richardson was a happy man after seeing his Wigan side continue their Sky Bet League One promotion push with a 1-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon. Will Keane’s 21st-minute goal – his 18th of the campaign in all competitions – was ultimately the difference between the two sides, with Stephen Humphrys also hitting the crossbar in the first half.
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Leam Richardson full of praise for high-flying Wigan after Fleetwood defeat

Leam Richardson heaped praise on his Wigan side for the 2-0 victory over Fleetwood that cemented their position in the Sky Bet League One automatic promotion spots. Two goals in the space of five minutes just before half-time, from Will Keane (penalty) and James McClean, saw the Latics bounce back from the weekend defeat to Sunderland.
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Wigan boss Leam Richardson considers options for visit of Sunderland

Wigan manager Leam Richardson could have a welcome selection dilemma on his hands for the visit of Sunderland. Stephen Humphrys was dropped to the bench for the midweek trip to Wycombe, despite having scored the opener in the 1-1 draw at Rotherham. However, it was the introduction off the bench...
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