Saturday 15 December 2018

Brilliant moment as Wigan star scores twice and then arrives in time for birth of his son - in full kit

Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Wigan Athletic star Ryan Colclough crammed a lot into his Tuesday evening, as he scored two goals in League One and became a father in one dramatic night.

Colclough was substituted after an hour against Doncaster after scoring a brace and rushed to hospital to witness the birth of his child.

The player was given the option of starting the match or heading straight to the hospital as his partner had gone into labour prior to kick-off, but he opted to play for an hour and then sprinted down the tunnel before making a dash to be there for the birth.

The former Crewe player didn’t even have time to change out of his football kit and a touching image was posted by Wigan to mark the moment.

That was a night Colclough won’t be forgetting.

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