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Wigan confirm open top bus parade for FA Cup winners

Wigan Athletic have confirmed on Wednesday night they will celebrate their FA Cup victory with an open-top bus parade on Monday evening.

The ceremony will begin at around 5pm with the bus travelling the length of Standishgate before players and management disembark in the Market Place, where they will take to the stage to celebrate with fans.

"This is a very special moment in the club's history and we want to thank everyone from our home town for the tremendous support we have received and the belief the town and the council has shown in us,'' said Latics boss Roberto Martinez.

"We hope lots of people will turn out to celebrate with us.''

Lord Peter Smith, the leader of Wigan Council, added: "Wigan Athletic have achieved something that seemed like a pipedream. But due to the hard work of Roberto, Dave Whelan and everybody at the club, that dream has become a reality.

"We are extremely proud of them and their fans and we are delighted to be able to host this celebration right in the heart of Wigan.''

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