Wigan Athletic are a club on the rise under Paul Cook, with the Latics looking in an extremely good position in the Championship table.
During the week, we watched Cook’s side beat Hull City 2-1 at the DW Stadium, which helped move the Latics into eighth and level on points with sixth.
Cook led Wigan to promotion from League One last season, with the Latics now looking a good bet to establish themselves back in the Championship and even challenge for the play-offs.
With the position the club are currently in, it is easy to forget the mess they found themselves in two years ago, when Wigan were on a decline in the Championship.
Gary Caldwell had endured a tough start to the 2016/17 campaign, and by the time November had come, the Latics had turned to Warren Joyce as they looked to turn their season around.
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) November 2, 2016
With hindsight, that wasn’t the best move, with Wigan never managing to turn their season around under Joyce.
Joyce was handed a three-and-a-half year contract with Wigan, but he managed just four months of that, winning on just six occasions.
Wigan had moved Joyce on by March, with the club then suffering an inevitable relegation into League One, finishing second bottom and nine points adrift of safety.
In our latest FLW Rewind, we take a look back to the dark days of the 2016/17 campaign and the day that Joyce was appointed.
These Wigan fans could see that the writing was on the wall…
— Ross (@Greggoo17) November 2, 2016
sack Gary Caldwell and replace him with someone half of us have never heard of? Great stuff were going to win the league!????????
— Scott Lewis (@Bluearmy9128) November 2, 2016
league 1 confirmed
— Pilks (@pilks1990) November 2, 2016
gamble…must trust the club though, hope he does well
— Martin Lally (@Lalbonda) November 2, 2016
delete this xoxo
— Dan (@WAFCDaniel) December 29, 2016
Inspiring eh? erm, not. Sounds like an extra from Last of the Summer Wine.
— Aaron Broome (@aaronski_twitt) November 7, 2016
won't last 5 games.. hope am proved wrong
— MatthewWitherington (@mattywithers1) November 2, 2016