That's a fact!
There are 19 days to go until the start of the 2013/14 season. To countdown to the opening game, we will be releasing a FACT A DAY.
Latics' pre-season opponents tonight are non-league Curzon Ashton who at one time in the early 1980's had Steve Wigley and Eric Nixon is their side at the same time. Wigley went on to star at Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United and Birmingham City and later became Stuart Pearce's No 2 when he managed Manchester City, England under-21's and the full England side in a caretaker capacity. Nixon, meanwhile, went on to play first-team football for Manchester City and Tranmere Rovers.