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Wigan winger scores twice and substituted off before rushing to see son being born

At 9.05pm he was scoring his second goal of the game, but by 11.19pm he was cradling his new-born son in hospital... still in full kit

Ryan Colclough had a night to remember on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old Wigan winger scored twice in a midweek League One clash with Doncaster Rovers before rushing to see his partner give birth to their son.

Ryan Colclough scored on 58 minutes, then made a celebratory sign cradling a baby - he knew what was going to follow

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Classic celebration given the situation

Later on that night the Wigan footballer was cradling a real baby this time - his second son

Yep, he was still in full kit when his child was born

Colclough scored either side of half-time in a 3-0 win for the Latics that helped their promotion push.

The winger was subbed off on the hour mark and immediately darted down the tunnel.

He didn’t even have time to get changed out of his kit before rushing to the hospital.

It was a great night for Colclough after he scored a brace before becoming a father for the second time

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Chalk that up as a hat-trick…

He made it in time as his wife went into labour and gave birth just after 11pm.

Wigan chairman David Sharpe shared a picture on Twitter of Colclough looking down at his newborn child in a hospital ward.

Colclough said on Twitter: “What a great result and team effort from all the boys.

“I’m so happy to mark the birth of my second son with two goals and the win he made it a hat-trick for me!”

Wigan assistant manager Leam Richardson told wigantoday.net: “At half-time we got the message that his missus’ waters had broken, his second child.

“As soon as the second goal he was off the pitch, because his head was somewhere else.

“We’re all men, we’re all individuals. Some of the players wouldn’t have gone – they’d be still in the dressing room now!

“Others want to get straight out to support their partner, and you respect every individual in what they want to do.

“Obviously we all wish him and his family well, and we hope everything is okay.”


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