Date: 7th July 2008 at 5:37pm
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Wigan Athletic have promoted SEVEN youth players and given them professional contracts and all seven signed on the dotted line without hesitation at the JJB today.

The players are:

Luke Ashworth – Centre-half and at 6` 3″ he is a commanding figure, Youth team player of the season

Lewis Field – Right back, recovered from a broken leg last season showing commitment and determination

Matty Hampson – Latics mad winger. Scored 14 goals in 28 appearances for the youth team (his dad sits behind me in the East Stand)

Joe Holt – Centre midfield been at the club since he was 11

Craig Mahon – Young Irishman and high scoring forward, 25 goals in 33 starts, nephew of former Latics player Alan Mahon

Andrew Pearson – Centre-half, Andrew suffered a cruciate ligament injury that will keep him out until October at least but impressed enough to be offered a contract

Jon Routledge – Centre midfield and former Youth team player of the season

Latics boss Steve Bruce is enthused by this current crop and told the official site:

“They all have a chance to prove themselves. They have the potential to develop but it is up to them to show they have what it takes”

Nice one lads and welcome to the club, officially

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