In Both Camps; Wigan Athletic

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Emile Heskey is a legend at Leicester, and he also had a brief spell at Wigan Athletic. Heskey joined Wigan from Birmingham in 2006. A transfer fee of £5.5million took him to DW Stadium and he stayed until 2009. During his days at Wigan he scored 15 goals in 82 league games. He was sold to Aston Villa for fee of £3.5million. Heskey holds the record of the most capped England player at the club, playing 7 full internationals while at The Latics.

Steve Walsh is another special player at Leicester spending a period from 1986 to 2000 at Filbert Street. His life at Leicester is well documented, joining at the age of 21 for a fee of £100.000. He had added up 126 league games at Wigan before joining, a grand tally for such a young age.

Of recent days Cedric Kipre is a player with a past in both camps. Leaving Leicester without a single first team appearance, joining Motherwell in 2017 on a free. He was sold from The Well after just a year up north and joined Wigan for a fee, with add on’s, valued to £1million. After grand success a new move happened in 2020 joining West Bromwich. Since joining he has been send out on loan to clubs such as Charleroi and Cardiff.

Ian Baraclough is also one with a life in both places, being on loan at Wigan in the 1989/90 season, playing 9 league games and scoring 2 goals. Baraclough never made a first team league appearance at Leicester and later had good spells at clubs such as Notts County, Scunthorpe and Queens Park Rangers.

Marcus Bent had loan spells at Leicester and Wigan, joining The Latics from Charlton in 07/08, playing 31 league games and scoring 7 goals. Central defender Alex Bruce had a brief loan spell at Leicester and also two periods at DW Stadium, playing twice in his first stay during the 2011 season and later joining again playing 6 games from 2017 to 2019.

Midfielder Tom Cleverley spent a time on loan at Leicester during the 2008/09 season and also had a spell at Wigan spending the 2010/11 season at the DW Stadium adding up 25 league games and scoring 3 goals.

David Connolly made a straight move from Leicester to Wigan for a major fee of £3million. Leicester decided to cash in after just a season at the club. Connolly never really hit the targets much at DW as a move to Sunderland happened a year later after just one goal scored in 19 league games.

Keith Gillispie had two loan spells with Wigan, during his days at Man Utd and Blackburn. In 1993 he made 8 apperances, scoring 4 goals and then returning in 2000, playing 5 times. He later joined Leicester from Blackburn and had a relatively short stay from 2003 to 2005, playing 42 league games and scoring 2 goals.

Goalkeeper Mark Grew spent a time on loan with Wigan during his days at West Bromwich. This was the 1978/79 season being involved in 4 games. Geoff Horsfield had a spell at the club from 2003 to 2004 adding up 16 league games scoring 7 goals. Irish international midfielder Mick Kennedy ended his league career with Wigan in 1993/94 adding up 17 league games scoring 1, at Leicester a few years earlier he had a short stay playing 9 league games.

Winger Jamie Lawrence had a loan spell at Wigan in 2003/04 playing 4 times. He spent three years at Leicester from 1994 to 1997 adding up 47 league games scoring 1 goal. Defender Chris Makin had short periods at Wigan and Leicester, better known for his time with Ipswich, Sunderland and Oldham.

Nick Powell joined Leicester from Manchester United in 2014. The young midfielder at the time has also had a stay at Wigan the season before adding up 31 games and scored 7 goals. Alan Rogers is another player who also has been with Wigan, joining on loan from Leicester, playing 5 games.

Patrick Van Aanholt is a player joining both Leicester and Wigan on loan, playing 3 games in 2011/12.

Players in both camps,

  • Goalkeepers
    • Mark Grew
  • Defenders
    • Steve Walsh
    • Chris Makin
    • Patrick Van Aanholt
    • Cedric Kipre
    • Alex Bruce
  • Midfield
    • Nick Powell
    • Jamie Lawrence
    • Mick Kennedy
    • Tom Cleverley
    • Keith Gillespie
  • Forwards
    • Ian Baraclough
    • David Connolly
    • Marcus Bent
    • Emile Heskey
    • Geoff Horsfield

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