Goals Not Proving to Be a Problem for The Tics This Season

by | Oct 6, 2021 | News

It’s been a fantastic start to the 2021/2022 League One campaign for Wigan:

We’re currently up there with the frontrunners in the table due to the fact that Leam Richardson’s side has far from struggled for goals. The Latics coach has a lot of depth in his squad this season, which means that there will be healthy completion for places in the starting XI.

Will Keane Looks Back to His Best

Will Keane is on course for the best season of his career so far as he’s already netted five times in League One. The former Manchester United player made a decent start to his career at Wigan, scoring ten goals last year, but his performances over the last couple of months have been even more impressive.

Keane is relishing the number 10 role in the team, playing just off Charlie Wyke this season and benefiting from some of the headers the former Sunderland man is winning. They’ve so far formed an excellent partnership and it shows.

In the outright football bettings markets for the top goalscorer in League One, Keane is 25/1 to lead the way at the end of the campaign. Promisingly, if he continues at the rate he’s currently going, it would be a big surprise if he wasn’t up with the league leaders.

Wyke Proving to Be a Big Coup from Rivals

Wyke made the move to Sunderland to Wigan earlier this summer when his contract expired with the Black Cats. There was a lot of interest in the striker, who was named the Sunderland Player of the Year last season, but it was the Tics who won the race for his signature.

The former Sunderland man scored 25 goals in League One in the 2020/2021 campaign, so there’s no doubt he’s very capable of finding the back of the net at this level. If he can replicate that tally this year, it’s surely going to be a huge boost for Richardson.

Given his height and style of play, Wyke offers Wigan something different to what they had last season. He’s a physical player and gives the Tics an aerial threat. Along with those attributes, he’s also very good with the ball at his feet.

Humphrys Waiting for His Chance To impress

Stephen Humphrys was another player who joined Wigan during the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old signed from Rochdale where he impressed last season in a struggling team that got relegated.

Humphrys has had to be patient since his move to the DW Stadium. He scored his opening goal for the club in the EFL Cup against Hull City. In the league, he hasn’t had much time to impress as he has often come off the bench late on in games.

It’s a long season ahead and there are sure to be lots of opportunities for Humphrys to start and showcase why the club purchased him. He’ll be working hard in training along with Keane and Wyke to push for a spot in the starting XI.

Hopefully, Wigan will end the season as the leading scorers in League One and will finish the season as automatic promotion winners. It’s been a great start for the Tics, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

Click here to discuss this issue and many more on the Cockney Latic message board.

Cockney Latic is an independent Wigan Athletic fans site and as such, if you feel you have an article, story or feature you would like to see on the site, please let us know.

We are always looking for fans which wish to put new articles on the site, whether they are one offs, or if they become a regular feature. If you’re interested, send your details or articles to us and we will publish them or get in touch.

The email as usual is editor@cockneylatic.co.uk.

The upkeep of the site is funded solely from the advertising on site, from our own pockets and donations from users, if you would like donate it would be greatly appreciated, click here for donation page.