Ryan Colclough scores twice before witnessing son's birth
Last Updated: 22/11/17 7:56am
Ryan Colclough scored two goals in Wigan's win over Doncaster on Tuesday, before being substituted off and rushing to hospital for the birth of his son.
The 22-year-old played 60 minutes of the 3-0 victory and was then taken off in time to be at his partner's side to see his second child born.
Colclough was seen running down the tunnel as manager Paul Cook took him off, just two minutes after the winger netted his second goal.
Wigan chairman David Sharpe tweeted a picture of Colclough dressed in his kit holding his newborn son, and wrote: "Congrats to Ryan Colclough who scored a brace tonight in our win before being substituted to make it in time to see the birth of his son!"
Assistant manager Leam Richardson said: "At half-time we got the message that his missus' waters had broken, his second child.
"As soon as he got his second goal he was off the pitch, because his head was somewhere else."
The League One side made it three wins from their last six to remain second in the table, one point behind leaders Shrewsbury Town.
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