After winning the League One title in 2015/16, Wigan Athletic were expecting a successful campaign back in the Championship.
Wigan had been a Premier League side for a long while and had also won the FA Cup but suddenly found themselves in the third tier of English football.
And after a disappointing 2016/17 campaign, they are back in League One; the Latics were relegated as second bottom after failing to climb the table under Gary Caldwell, Warren Joyce or Graham Barrow.
Wigan will announce a new manager soon and then it will be a case of shifting fringe players and bringing in new faces who will help the Latics bounce straight back to the second tier again.
One man they should be targeting is Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff.
The lively attacking midfielder is considered to be one of the best youngsters in the Newcastle academy and is set to sign a new long-term professional contract.
After signing a new deal, Newcastle will allow the 19-year-old to head back out on loan.
Longstaff spent the first half of the season playing for Newcastle’s under-23 side, where he scored six times and added three assists.
In January, he joined Kilmarnock and scored three goals for them.
Kilmarnock want the talented teenager back and Lee Clark’s Bury also want him but Wigan should make a move to get there first.
Longstaff is only going to get better as the season progresses and has already performed well in the Scottish top flight so he would be ready for League One football.
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