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Latics overcome Seasiders challenge

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Antonio Valencia and David Cotterill scored as Wigan claimed their third successive pre-season victory with a 2-1 win against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

The Latics boss Chris Hutchings named a strong line-up with new captain Mario Melchiot at right-back and fellow new arrivals Andreas Granqvist and Titus Bramble in central defence.

New £5.3million signing Jason Koumas also started while Leighton Baines made an appearance in the second half after earlier turning down a move to newly-promoted Sunderland.

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Sunderland
Titus Bramble
Football
Premier League
Wigan Athletic
Antonio Valencia
Leighton Baines
David Cotterill
Blackpool
Jason Koumas
Andreas Granqvist

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