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Wigan Athletic hands Goalkeeper Tommy Lee Testimonial Match

League one champions, Wigan Athletic has already begin their summer pre-season schedule as they will be facing Chesterfield on Wednesday.

The Friendly match will serve as a testimonial for their long-term goalkeeper Tommy Lee, who has appeared for Wigan in more than 350 match before being asked to retire after succumbing to a shoulder injury this season, with a team that will be led by manager Paul Cook.

Lee has seen the arrival of players and also their departures from the club, with the likes of Sam Morsy, David Perkin, Jordan Flores and Gary Roberts also playing under Chesterfield manager Leam Richardson.

The shot stopper went on to say: “As soon as the club granted me the testimonial, Paul Cook let it be known he’d do whatever he could to help,”

“And I’m delighted he and Leam have agreed to send a team to play in the match.”

In other news, Wigan striker, Will Grigg has reportedly been left out of the International team of Northern Ireland in their friendlies against both Costa Rica and Panama after being granted the nod to stay and have a good rest for whats to come.

Grigg has pulled out an impressive performance for his club, scoring 26 goals in all competitions for his club this season, but will not be featuring in the Michael O’Neil squad selected for the tour in across Atlantic, playing his last match for his country back in 2016.

Speaking about leaving Grigg out of his team for the friendlies in March, O’Neil claims the matter need to be discussed properly.

He said: “Will Grigg wants to be involved but he wants to concentrate on Wigan and their promotion push, in the summer we will see where he is at.”

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