CRISIS-CLUB Wigan will only have NINE older players under contract at the end of the season.
And most of them — some with high wages — aren’t even in the side right now, or likely will be in the future.
The championship contenders recently faced a three-point deduction for repeated non-payment of salaries.
And now the situation has gotten so bad that players have rebelled and refused to train after FOUR missed payments.
But things could soon get worse for Wigan as only nine veteran players will be tied to contracts this summer.
Defensemen Jason Kerr and Jack Whatmough have longer contracts but the duo have been plagued by injuries.
Jordan Jones is on loan while Anthony Scully is free to leave.
And Tom Pearce was available for purchase in the last two windows.
Striker Josh Magennis isn’t in the starting XI that often these days either.
Tom Naylor and Charlie Wyke – both signed lucrative deals – remain.
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While Callum Lang is under lock and key and in the plans of the Latics bosses.
A staggering 19 players are out of contract, including stars like Will Keane and James McClean, top scorer with ten goals.
But that list also includes five that have been loaned out.
It’s a dire situation for Wigan boss Shaun Malone.
If he wants to keep one of the other free agents, the wages offered will be much lower.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7719156/wigan-players-leaving-unpaid-training-refusal/ Wigan have just NINE players for next season with just three first-team regulars – as unpaid stars refuse to train