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Joy for Dubliner McCann as Wigan seal promotion with emphatic win

Meanwhile, Cork-born goalkeeper and club captain Colin Doyle completed 90 minutes for Blackpool.

Chris McCann has been a key figure for Wigan this season.
Chris McCann has been a key figure for Wigan this season.

WIGAN WERE CELEBRATING today, as a 4-0 win away at Blackpool saw them earn promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt.

It was a particularly special moment for Dublin-born midfielder Chris McCann, who scored the opening goal in the convincing win.

28-year-old McCann joined the club from Burnley in 2013 and despite being plagued by injuries in recent years, the former Home Farm youth has become a key player for the Latics, managing four goals in 39 appearances this season.

Meanwhile, Cork-born goalkeeper and club captain Colin Doyle completed 90 minutes for Blackpool, who look set for back-to-back relegations following today’s result.

A win for Fleetwood against Walsall on Monday would consign The Seasiders to League Two, with Neil McDonald’s side having been playing in the Premier League as recently as 2011.

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