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James McClean trolls Bolton manager on Instagram after Wigan promotion

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James McClean trolls Bolton manager.

James McClean has hit out at Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt after helping Wigan Athletic clinch promotion to the Championship.

McClean played 68 minutes as the Latics won 3-0 to Shrewsbury Town, securing the League One title and promotion to the second tier in the process.

James McClean takes to Instagram.

The Republic of Ireland international has played a key role in that success, playing 34 times throughout the campaign, scoring nine times, and getting himself into the League One team of the season at the grand old age of 33.

While he will no doubt enjoy the success on Saturday, James McClean being James McClean means that he has still found time to right some wrongs on Instagram and this time it’s Evatt who’s the subject of the Derryman’s gilt-edged humour.

Evatt and McClean have history after the winger was linked with a move to Bolton earlier in the season but stated that he wouldn’t be going there, due to the rivalry between the club and Wigan, with whom McClean had previously played for two seasons.

Bolton manager’s previous comments.

“If that is the case then he needs to communicate with his agent, because he didn’t stop ringing me for three weeks after I’d told him no,” Evatt hit back at the time and it’s clearly an episode that McClean hasn’t forgotten.

Taking to his Instagram Stories on Saturday, McClean posted a picture of himself and Evatt exchanging words, with a speech bubble over the Bolton boss saying ‘but, but we are the best team in the league,’ in reference to another quote by the 40-year-old earlier in the season.

Now that Bolton have finished 9th and Wigan have finished top, McClean obviously thought it was a good time to strike, with his own speech bubble in the mocked-up image reading: ‘that was fun. Shame we can’t do it again next year.’

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A light-hearted dig no doubt but it’s not clear if Evatt will see it that way. McClean, of course, has caused plenty of controversy with his social media activity in the past, deleting his accounts on more occasions than can be remembered.

His performance today shows that there is life in the old dog, both on the pitch and in terms of social media sparring.

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