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Wigan confirm Besiktas visit

Wigan Athletic will play Champions League qualifiers Besiktas in a friendly on July 15.

The Latics take on the Turkish side in what will be the penultimate match of Uwe Rosler's pre-season schedule before he takes the squad to Germany.

Besiktas are training in England as part of their own preparations for the new campaign, in which they will look to build on their third-placed finish last term.

\"We needed another match before we go to Germany,\" said Rosler. \"Besiktas will be a really good test of where we are physically and tactically at that stage.

\"The only thing that matters is that we are ready for Reading on August 9 and this match will be an important part of our preparation.\"