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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V AFC WIMBLEDON

27 April 2018

The key facts and figures ahead of Latics' final home game of the season against AFC Wimbledon.

  • Match Preview: Wigan Athletic v AFC Wimbledon.
  • All of the key information ahead of our final home game of the 2017/18 Sky Bet League One campaign.
  • Pay on the day available via cash turnstiles on the East and South Stands.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC V AFC WIMBLEDON
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2018
DW STADIUM
KICK OFF 3.00PM

PRE-MATCH

It's going to be a promotion party at the DW Stadium on Saturday as Latics return home for the first time since their 4-0 victory at Fleetwood Town last weekend.

Saturday's clash with AFC Wimbledon is the first between the two clubs at the DW Stadium and just the second meeting between the two teams, with the first being a 4-0 victory at the Cherry Red Records Stadium in December.

Latics could, if results go their way, win the Sky Bet League One title on Saturday, with Paul Cook's men determined to end their home campaign with victory regardless, to celebrate a successful campaign.

The Dons arrive at the DW Stadium with victory in mind as well, with three points likely to be enough to secure their Sky Bet League One status for 2018/19.

FORM GUIDE

Wigan Athletic v AFC Wimbledon Form Guide

LAST FIVE IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics - WDWWD, 11 points, 10 scored, 2 conceded
AFC Wimbledon – LDWWD, 8 points, 7 scored, 6 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Latics at home – 13 wins, 7 draws, 2 defeats, 36 scored, 10 conceded
AFC Wimbledon on the road – 5 wins, 6 draws, 10 defeats, 21 scored, 27 conceded

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics – Will Grigg 18, Nick Powell 15, Michael Jacobs 11
AFC Wimbledon - Lyle Taylor 14, Cody McDonald 5, Andy Barcham & Joe Pigott 4

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 1 win, 4 scored, 0 conceded

TEAM NEWS

Wigan Athletic v AFC Wimbledon Team News

Speaking to iFollow Latics about Nick Powell following his recent absence, Paul Cook said:

"Powelly's been back in training this week and he'll be available for Saturday. It's a great boost for our supporters to be able to welcome Nick back after he missed out on the promotion game at Fleetwood Town. It's a boost for the boys and for Nick as well because he's had an excellent season."

Latics have a fully fit squad to choose from.

Dons boss Neal Ardley told the club's official website that he'll be waiting on the fitness of midfield pair Tom Soares and Harry Forrester who returned to training earlier in the week.

George Francomb, Liam Trotter and Jimmy Abdou are all doubts for Ardley's men, with Will Nightingale (ankle) and Cody McDonald AFC Wimbledon's longer term worries.

IN REVERSE



Wigan Athletic Season Cards 2018-19

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MATCH REPORT: WIGAN ATHLETIC 1-1 AFC WIMBLEDON

28 April 2018

Joe Pigott put the visitors ahead in the first half but Michael Jacobs replied with a good finish 20 minutes from time.

  • Match Report: Wigan Athletic 1-1 AFC Wimbledon.
  • Michael Jacobs netted his 25th Latics goal in the second half.
  • Paul Cook's side remain top ahead of the final game of the season.

WIGAN ATHLETIC 1
Jacobs 69'

AFC WIMBLEDON 1
Pigott 24'

Wigan Athletic's final home game of the season ended in a draw as Latics shared the spoils with AFC Wimbledon at the DW Stadium this afternoon.

The visitors opened the scoring midway through the first half when Lyle Taylor raced forward and fed Joe Pigott who slotted low past Christian Walton.

Latics responded with just over 20 minutes to go when Michael Jacobs strode forward into the area to beat George Long with a finish that deflected off a Wombles defender.

Two changes were made to the team that drew 1-1 at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night, with Ryan Colclough and Will Grigg starting instead of Gavin Massey and James Vaughan.

Gary Roberts had the first chance of the game early on when Callum Elder’s low cross from the left was turned over by the forward as he raced onto the delivery.

Jacobs later saw a free kick from a good position well saved by visiting keeper Long after Ryan Colclough was tripped on the edge of the box.

Neal Ardley’s side went ahead with their first real chance of the game on 24 minutes when Taylor played Pigott in on goal to coolly slot the ball beyond Walton.

The lead could have been extended soon after when Dean Parrett burst down the left on the counter attack and forced Walton to tip the ball over from 18 yards.

Latics responded by creating a number of chances before the interval, with Roberts, Colclough and Dan Burn all spurning opportunities to pull their side level.

Grigg went close to an equaliser five minutes into the second period when he darted behind his marker to meet a cross from the left but couldn’t keep his effort down.

The tricky Colclough then blasted a shot over the bar as Cook made a double substitution on the hour by bringing on Vaughan and Nick Powell for Roberts and Max Power respectively.

Powell was involved almost immediately when he glided past a couple of challenges and forced Long into a good save at his near post.

Jacobs deservedly pulled his side back into the game on 69 minutes when good work from Vaughan and Grigg opened up the visiting defence for the winger to finish via a deflection.

Long kept the Dons in the game with two sublime saves shortly after, firstly denying Colclough’s volley from six yards and then Grigg’s effort from a corner.

Colclough was a real threat for Latics and almost completed the turnaround as he spun his man in the box but saw his low strike hit the side netting.

Wigan Athletic: Walton, Byrne, Elder, Morsy (Capt), Power (Powell 59), Grigg, Jacobs, Roberts (Vaughan 59), Dunkley, Colclough (Walker 82), Burn.

Subs: Jones, Perkins, Massey, Bruce.

AFC Wimbledon: Long, Fuller (Capt), Meades (Egan 80), Oshilaja, Barcham (Kaja 79), Parrett, Soares, Kennedy, Charles, Taylor (Appiah 79), Pigott.

Subs: McDonnell, Robinson, Forrester, Sibbick.

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MATCH DAY: SEASON CARD HUB IN THE FAMILY ZONE THIS SATURDAY

27 April 2018

Got a question about 2018-19 season cards? Drop in and visit our staff in the Family Zone on Saturday.

  • Season card hub open in the Family Zone at the DW Stadium this Saturday.
  • Learn more about 2018-19 season cards ahead of our final home game of 2017-18.
  • 2018-19 season cards on sale now!

Thousands of journeys. One destination.

Got a question about 2018-19 season cards? Why not visit the season card hub in the Family Zone this Saturday ahead of our final home game of the 2017-18 season against AFC Wimbledon?

Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about purchasing your season card and you'll get exclusive previews of our 'Thousands of journeys. One Destination.' videos on the big screen!

Come and join us on the journey and hear all about what we're planning for the 2018-19 Sky Bet Championship season. 

Season card for our return to the Sky Bet Championship are on sale now from just £279 for adults and from just £23 for juniors!

Wigan Athletic Season Cards 2018-19

In partnership with our official brewery partner Heineken, an outdoor bar will be open in the players' car park/Family Zone from midday until kick off ahead of our final home game of the season against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday 28 April.

Draught Heineken, Fosters, John Smith's and Strongbow Dark Fruits will be available as well as a selection of soft drinks.

The bar will be located next to the main stage in the Family Zone, with special guest interviews and entertainment on throughout the day.

Youngsters and their families can take part in a variety of fun and exciting activities in the Family Zone, which include a climbing wall, a face painter, football inflatables, table tennis, PlayStation and music from Wigan Youth Zone, with refreshments and an outside bar available.

Entry is FREE to both home and away supporters, with snacks and drinks available to purchase, while fruit is provided free of charge to all junior fans.

Children must be accompanied by an adult to enter, and by using the facility you consent to having photographs taken and used by the club.

For more information about the Family Zone, please contact Wigan Athletic Community Trust on 01942 318090 or email community@wiganathletic.com.

Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium are committed to respecting and promoting equality and diversity across all its activities through its Together programme.

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