Callum Lang.
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'It's wrong what's happened': Wigan Athletic forward Callum Lang speaks out on Latics plight

The Latics are currently still in the hands of administrators and have begun life in League One


Callum Lang has spoken out on the plight which has hit Wigan Athletic and believes the situation which has rocked the club is 'wrong'.

The Latics are plying their trade in League One after being relegated from the Championship last season.

The DW Stadium outfit had 12 points deducted from their total in the 2019/20 campaign as a result of falling into a shock administration, which was announced at the start of July.

The club's administrators - who are still seeking a new owner for the Latics - had an appeal against the penalty turned down, and Wigan began life in League One with a 2-0 defeat against Ipswich Town yesterday at Portman Road.

Lang has been at Wigan for seven years and had a host of loan spells away from the DW Stadium during that time, and is currently at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell for the current season.

The 22-year-old has only made a handful of appearances for the Latics so far, and is aiming to break into the first team there.

But the Liverpudlian has praised the ongoing fundraising efforts by fans to help save the club, which has received backing from several current and former Wigan players.

Speaking to the Daily Record, he said: “It’s a tough time. I’ve been at Wigan longer than anyone else there.

“It’s not nice to see when a club’s struggling as they are.

“It’s wrong what’s happened. I don’t think the EFL have helped the club at all. It’s a great club and a real family club. You see the fans and ex-players raising so much money.

“Hopefully if I have a good season here then if I go back to Wigan I can help them push on.

“I’ve been at Wigan seven years and the aim for me was to push into the first team.

"I’ve had to go out on loan and I’ve had good experience. I’ve only turned 22 and have had a lot of experience in football. I wouldn’t change that.

“This is a big year for me improvement wise so I just want as much game time as I can. The boys have made me welcome at Motherwell and I’ve enjoyed it so far.”