As part of the 125 year celebrations, ‘A Trip Down Sheepfoot Lane’ returns with former club and national team captain, Dean Furman.
Furman arrived at Boundary Park in June 2009 under Dave Penney's reign in charge. He went onto spend four-years at the heart of the Latics midfield, making well over a century of appearances and scoring nine goals in all competitions.
At the end of the 2010/11 season, Furman was awarded with the Football League Goal of the Year (2011) for his wonder strike after a great piece of play by Latics against Notts County in the August. The following campaign, Paul Dickov appointed the international as club captain.
In 2013, his time with the club came to an end as he left to join Doncaster Rovers, initially on loan and then achieved promotion to the Championship in dramatic fashion.
Born in Cape Town, Furman has proudly represented his country over 50 times and netted four goals. He's been an important part of his national team's Africa Cup of Nations tournaments as well as playing a part in numerous World Cup qualifiers.
Dean has recently returned to England after five years in his home country and in an honest and open interview explains the reasons behind his departure from Boundary Park in addition to his experiences in South African football.