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MATCH PREVIEW: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE V WIGAN ATHLETIC

19 January 2018

Latics make the long trip to Devon to face Plymouth Argyle in our first match at Home Park in over 13 years.

  • Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle v Wigan Athletic
  • All of the key information ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash at Home Park, where Latics will look to make it 14 unbeaten in all competitions
  • Pay on the day available - guide for travelling supporters here

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 2018
HOME PARK
KICK-OFF 3PM

PRE-MATCH BUILD-UP

Latics head to Home Park off the back of a memorable 3-0 victory over Premier League side AFC Bournemouth in the Emirates FA Cup and in a fine run of form back in Sky Bet League One.

Paul Cook was delighted with the impacts of players he drafted in for the game against the Cherries, as Latics illustrated their strength in depth to earn a fourth round home tie against West Ham United.  Captain Samy Morsy, substitute Dan Burn and full back Callum Elder grabbed the goals against Eddie Howe’s side.

Plymouth’s focus is firmly on chasing down a play-off place, with Saturday’s fixture pitting two of Sky Bet League One’s in-form sides against each other. The Pilgrims are unbeaten in eight, with Latics unbeaten in nine and on a run of seven consecutive league clean sheets, a sequence which could equal the club’s record of eight shut outs in a row by John Filan in the 2002-03 Division Two title winning campaign.

Christian Walton spoke about the potential of this achievement earlier this week, ahead of a return to his first club Plymouth.

Sam Morsy celebrates v AFC Bournemouth

Sam Morsy celebrates his goal against AFC Bournemouth.

TEAM NEWS

James Vaughan is available for selection again having been cup-tied for Latics’ midweek triumph, with Paul Cook still waiting on Jamie Walker’s recover from a light injury after signing from Hearts earlier this month.

Shaun MacDonald remains side-lined with a knee injury.

Plymouth could hand debuts to new signings Zak Vyner and Simon Church, with the latter joining just in time to be considered for their squad.

All at Wigan Athletic would like to pass on support to Pilgrims’ defender Ryan Edwards, who earlier this week was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Our thoughts and support are with Ryan and his family at this time.

James Vaughan v Peterborough United

James Vaughan back available for selection after his debut against Peterborough United.

FORM GUIDE

LAST FIVE IN LEAGUE ONE

Plymouth Argyle v Wigan Athletic Form Guide

Plymouth Argyle – WDWWD, 11 points
Latics - WDDWD, 9 points

HOME AND AWAY

Plymouth Argyle at home – 6 wins, 2 draws, 6 defeats, 18 scored, 21 conceded - WLLLLLDDLWWWWW

Latics on the road – 9 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats, 29 scored, 8 conceded – WWLWLWDWWWWW

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Plymouth Argyle – Graham Carey 6, Jake Jervis 4, Sonny Bradley, Toumani Diagouraga, Ryan Edwards and Joel Grant 3

Latics – Nick Powell 11, Michael Jacobs 7, Will Grigg 7

POSITION

Latics – 1st
Plymouth – 13th

Latics lead Sky Bet League One on 57 points, three clear of second place Shrewsbury Town and five clear of third place Blackburn Rovers, with a +38 goal difference.

The Pilgrims have been soaring up the table since the start of their recent unbeaten run, climbing up to within eight points of Charlton Athletic who sit in the final play-off place.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 7 wins, Plymouth 9 wins, 3 draws – scored 21, conceded 21

Latics’ away record: 3 wins, 1 draw, 5 defeats – scored 11, conceded 13

Saturday is Latics’ first visit to Plymouth for 14 years, with Paul Cook’s men looking to add to the club’s current run of results at Home Park, having won 2-1 in October 2004 thanks to a double from Jason Roberts, as well as 3-1 two years previous when Tony Dinning’s double and one from Nathan Ellington secured all three points.

Latics won the reverse of Saturday’s fixture 1-0 at the DW Stadium in September thanks to an 83rd minute penalty from leading goal scorer Nick Powell.

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REPORT: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1 - 3 LATICS

20 January 2018

Latics extend lead at the top of Sky Bet League One after 3-1 win at Plymouth Argyle.

  • Report: Plymouth Argyle 1 – 3 Wigan Athletic
  • Goals from Will Grigg, Gavin Massey and Dan Burn secure a sixth consecutive league away win for Paul Cook’s side
  • Latics now five points ahead of both Blackburn Rovers and Shrewsbury Town.

Wigan Athletic’s unbeaten run in all competitions extended to 14 matches as Paul Cook’s side came from behind to win 3-1 at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon.

Graham Carey put Argyle ahead from the penalty spot but Latics responded with goals from Will Grigg, Gavin Massey and Dan Burn securing a sixth consecutive away league victory.

Latics remained unchanged from their last league outing against Peterborough United, with Cook resisting the temptation to include a number of Wednesday night’s heroes in the Emirates FA Cup win over AFC Bournemouth.

On six minutes Latics were handed a glorious chance as a loose pass across goal from the Plymouth backline presented Grigg with a great chance, but he hesitated against Remi Matthews, who was able to recover soon after.

The windy conditions didn’t allow Latics to get into their flow too comfortably and they had to battle through a period of Argyle pressure with long balls launched towards Ryan Taylor.

Chey Dunkley headed off target from a wonderful Max Power delivery after Nick Powell was fouled, as Latics searched for a first-half opener.

Soon after and Latics were behind, though, as Dunkley fouled Carey in the penalty area and Argyle’s number ten picked himself up to slot home the resulting penalty, bringing to an end the chance of Cook’s side equalling John Filan’s consecutive league clean sheets record.

Latics took just two minutes to level, though, as a wonderful delivery from Nick Powell with the outside of his right boot was glanced home by Grigg, who got across his man to finish and celebrate in front of the travelling Latics supporters.

Powell almost turned goal-scorer five minutes before the break, striking well first time from a Nathan Byrne delivery only for Matthews to save.

Massey put Latics in front in first-half stoppage time, though, as Powell won possession before finding Power, who then travelled with the ball before releasing Massey, who finished calmly first time in the centre of the penalty area.

Early in the second-half, a Carey free-kick was well saved by Walton before Gary Sawyer almost added a third for Latics, lobbing his own goalkeeper from Walton’s long ball, only to see the ball fortunately bounce onto the top of his own net.

Plymouth looked to get a leveller and went closest through Antoni Sarcevic, who broke through and fired over when one-on-one with Christian Walton.

Latics made sure of the points ten minutes from time, though, Burn heading home via a deflection from a Power corner to send the travelling supporters home with a well-earned three points.

Plymouth Argyle: Matthews; Sawyer, Vyner, Bradley, Ness (Church 78); Threlkeld, Sarcevic, Fox; Carey, Lameiras (Ainsworth 70), Taylor (Grant 86)
Subs: Cooper, Miller, Songo'o, Taylor-Sinclair.

Wigan Athletic: Walton; Byrne, Dunkley, Burn, James; Morsy, Power; Jacobs, Powell (Bruce 78), Massey (Colclough 83); Grigg (Vaughan 45)
Subs: Jones, Elder, Perkins, Roberts.

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Ticket News

TICKETS: PAY ON THE DAY AVAILABLE AT PLYMOUTH

18 January 2018

Latics supporters can pay cash on the turnstiles or card at the ticket office for the trip to Plymouth Argyle.

  • Ticket News: Plymouth Argyle v Wigan Athletic
  • Tickets on sale from the DW Stadium until 4.00pm on Thursday.
  • £2 price increase applies on the day of the game.

A pay on the day facility has been confirmed for Wigan Athletic’s trip to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday 20 January 2018, kick-off 3pm.

Supporters can pay cash on the turnstiles or by card at the Home Park Ticket Office. A £2 price increase will apply for admission on the day.

Latics received an initial allocation of 740 tickets in the Barn Park Stand.

Adults - £21 (£23 on the day)
Over 65s/18-21 - £16 (£18 on the day)
Under 18s - £8 (£10 on the day)
Disabled Adult - £16 (£18 on the day)
Disabled Over 65s/18-21 - £13 (£15 on the day)
Disabled Under 18s - £7 (£9 on the day)

Tickets will remain on sale in person/via phone from the DW Stadium Ticket Office until 4pm on Thursday 18 January.


HOW TO BUY
Call – 0871 66 33 552*
In Person – DW Stadium Ticket Office opening times

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

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