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MATCH PREVIEW: BRISTOL ROVERS V WIGAN ATHLETIC

24 April 2018

The key facts and figures ahead of Latics' midweek trip to Bristol Rovers.

  • Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Wigan Athletic.
  • All of the key information ahead of Latics' trip to the Memorial Stadium.
  • Latics travel to Bristol Rovers aiming to strengthen their grip on Sky Bet League One.

BRISTOL ROVERS v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
TUESDAY 24 APRIL 2018
MEMORIAL STADIUM
KICK-OFF 7.45PM

PREVIEW

Latics head to Bristol Rovers aiming to take their promotion party to new heights as Paul Cook's men look to strengthen their grip on the Sky Bet League One title against Darrell Clarke's Gas.

The 4-0 victory away at Fleetwood Town on Saturday sealed Latics' place in the Sky Bet Championship for 2018/19, and at the same time the quartert of well taken finishes lifted Latics' away goal tally up to 50, the highest in English football.

Opponents Bristol Rovers sit 12th in the table, nine points above the relegation zone with three games to play, meaning Clarke's side have all but mathematically secured their place in League One for next season.

The trip to the Memorial Stadium is Latics' penultimate away game of the season.

FORM GUIDE

Form Guide Bristol Rovers v Wigan Athletic

LAST FIVE IN SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

Latics - WWDWW, 13 points, 14 scored, 2 conceded
Bristol Rovers - WLDDL, 5 points, 4 scored, 7 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Latics away: Won 15, Drawn 2, Lost 4, 50 scored, 17 conceded
Bristol Rovers home: Won 11, Drawn 4, Lost 6, 36 scored, 28 conceded

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics: Will Grigg 18, Nick Powell 15, Michael Jacobs 11
Bristol Rovers: Ellis Harrison 12, Billy Bodin 9, Rory Gaffney 7

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 10 wins, Bristol Rovers 10 wins, 5 draws
At Bristol Rovers: Latics 1 win, Bristol Rovers 8 wins, 3 draws

IN REVERSE



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REPORT: BRISTOL ROVERS 1 – 1 LATICS

24 April 2018

Late Ryan Colclough goal keeps Latics’ Sky Bet League One title bid in their own hands as Paul Cook’s side battle to draw at Bristol Rovers.

  • Match Report: Bristol Rovers 1 – 1 Wigan Athletic
  • Ryan Colclough grabs a late leveller for Paul Cook’s side at the Memorial Stadium.
  • Latics will win Sky Bet League One title if they win their remaining two matches.

BRISTOL ROVERS 1
Sercombe 28

WIGAN ATHLETIC 1
Colclough 80

Attendance: 8,414 (460 away)

Wigan Athletic’s Sky Bet League One title bid remains in their own hands after Ryan Colclough scored a late leveller at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.

Substitute Colclough bagged his sixth goal of the season to secure Latics a point which keeps their hopes of lifting the League One title for the second time in three years alive.

It wasn’t easy at the Memorial Stadium for Paul Cook’s side, though, Liam Sercombe’s opener the only goal for the Gas, who will be disappointed they didn’t make Latics pay at times, hitting the post on three occasions whilst also being denied by a sublime Christian Walton save.

Colclough, along with Will Grigg, dropped out of the starting XI from the side that beat Fleetwood Town last time out, with Michael Jacobs and James Vaughan returning.

Latics started on the front foot in difficult conditions, with Vaughan beating his man at the near post but heading off target from Nathan Byrne’s cross.

The hosts were the next to go close and were thankful for a wayward finish from Ellis Harrison after he broke in behind to go one-on-one with Walton.

Chey Dunkley and Max Power headed and shot off target respectively as Latics looked to get the opener before the opening goal fell to the hosts.

As the half hour approached, Kyle Bennett’s pass to Harrison was deflected into the path of Sercombe off Byrne and the midfielder broke through to fire past Walton.

Bennett then hit the post as half-time approached and the Gas applied pressure before Walton produced a sublime double save at close range to keep his side in the game.

Latics had to defend bravely as the second-half wore on; first Dan Burn made a crucial block to deny Sercombe a second before Byron Moore broke on the right and fired wide of Walton’s near post.

Cook then made three changes as his side struggled to make an impact in the opening 15 minutes of the second-half. The first two came on 67 minutes as Colclough and Grigg were introduced before Devante Cole replaced Gary Roberts ten minutes later.

Cole had what looked a first Latics goal ruled out for offside, although the general consensus post-match was that the decision may have been the wrong one.

Colclough’s leveller came ten minutes from time as he stepped in from the left and beat Rovers goalkeeper Slocombe with a powerful 25 yard drive.

Rovers then hit the post late on through a Lee Brown free-kick as both sides played their part in a battling game which lacked quality in difficult conditions.

Bristol Rovers: Slocombe; Brown, Lockyer (Capt), Sercombe, O. Clarke (Nichols 45), Harrison, Lines, J. Clarke, Moore, Craig, Bennett.
Subs: Smith, Broadbent, Telford, Boca, Mensah, Gaffney.

Wigan Athletic: Walton; Byrne, Dunkley, Burn, Elder; Morsy (Capt), Power; Jacobs, Roberts (Cole 76), Massey (Colclough 67); Vaughan (Grigg 67)
Subs: Jones, Perkins, Walker, Bruce.

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TICKET NEWS: PAY ON THE DAY AVAILABLE FOR LATICS' TRIP TO BRISTOL ROVERS

23 April 2018

  • Ticket news: Bristol Rovers v Wigan Athletic.
  • Pay on the day available for midweek trip to the Memorial Stadium, £2 increase.
  • Tickets on sale in advance until 5.00pm today (Monday 23 April).

BRISTOL ROVERS V WIGAN ATHLETIC
TUESDAY 24 APRIL 2018
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
MEMORIAL STADIUM
KICK-OFF 7:45PM

A pay on the day facility will be available for Latics' midweek trip to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday 24 April, as Paul Cook's side travel for their penultimate away fixture of the Sky Bet League One season.

More than 500 supporters are already set to make the trip to the Memorial Stadium as Latics look to close in on the Sky Bet League One title following promotion to the Sky Bet Championship at Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

Supporters are urged to purchase tickets in advance in person and by telephone until 5.00pm on Monday 23 April, as a £2 price increase will occur when paying on the day of the game.

291 seating tickets and a maximum capacity of 850 tickets in the away visitors terrace are available in total.

PRICES

Seating

Adults - £19 (£21 on the day)
16-21 - £15 (£17 on the day)
Over 65s/Under 16s - £10 (£12 on the day)

Standing

Adults - £16 (£18 on the day)
16-21 - £12 (£14 on the day)
Over 65s/Under 16s - £8 (£10 on the day)

Wheelchair and Ambulant Disabled tickets are available, priced at £10 Adults, £9 Over 65s and £8 for Under 16s, with a carer free of charge where applicable.

Please note prices increase by £2 should there be sales on the day of the game.

HOW TO BUY

In Person - DW Stadium Ticket Office opening hours
Phone - 0871 66 33 552*

*Calls cost 10 pence per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other networks and mobiles may cost more.

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