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Chelsea right-back Reece James has played a key role to help save his former loan club Wigan Athletic.
According to the Daily Star reports, Reece James helped Wigan reach a crowd-funding target which will keep the Championship side available for business.
Reece still has a passion for the Lactics after spending the 2018/19 season with them, and ended up winning their Player of the Season.
The Lactics supporters were looking to raise £500,000 by Monday in a bid to save the club, and Reece James didn’t only make a donation but also created awareness.
The Blues academy product then posted a link on his Twitter and Instagram accounts to the Crowdfunder site which is looking to boost Wigan’s funds.
“Come on let’s help @laticsofficial out!’ he wrote in the post.
“To every player out there never forget who played a part in your career to get to where you are today.
“To everyone who has a fond memory playing against Wigan, they need our help today. I’ve donated to help this wonderful club. The links in my bio, every little helps – Spread the word. Thank you #onceaticalwaysatic.”
Reece James’ post was also shared by his Chelsea team-mates Christian Pulisic, Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi, and this has helped the appeal surpass its initial target with a day to spare.