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Wigan chairman Whelan defends fans after failing to take up Wembley allocation

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has defended fans for not filling their Wembley allocation for the FA Cup semifinal win over Millwall.

Wigan were widely criticised for not selling their allocation of tickets but Whelan blamed the transport links for preventing some fans from making the journey.

"I thought this should have been at Villa Park - a lot of our supporters couldn't get a train back," he said.

"We sold 22,00 tickets but you couldn't get back on the train, it is not on."

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