Wigan Athletic have confirmed that the club has gone into administration, leaving the Latics in danger of receiving a hefty points deduction.
The Championship side are in the midst of a gripping relegation battle, but they have been the form team in the second division since the turn of the year, and with six games to play, they find themselves eight points above the drop zone.
Wigan looked to have all-but secured their survival on Tuesday evening, having cruised to a 3-0 victory over fellow strugglers Stoke City to reach 50 points, but the club has since announced that they have been put into administration, as reported by Sky Sports.
This disastrous situation could leave the Latics facing a 12-point penalty, which would see them slide straight back into the heart of the danger zone, undoing all of their excellent work on the pitch.
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