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MATCH PREVIEW: SCUNTHORPE UNITED V WIGAN ATHLETIC

6 October 2017

Latics head to the Iron looking to build on recent home victories.

  • Match Preview: Scunthorpe United v Wigan Athletic
  • Team News, Build-up, pre-match odds and interesting connections in our match preview
  • Over 600 tickets pre-sold – pay on the day available

SCUNTHORPE UNITED V WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
GLANFORD PARK
SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
KICK OFF 3.00pm

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP

Latics have won five of their last six Sky Bet League One games, but only one of those wins has come away from home and a trip to Scunthorpe United poses a difficult assignment for Paul Cook’s side, who will be looking to strengthen their grip on an automatic promotion spot in Sky Bet League One.

Back-to-back home wins against Plymouth Argyle and Walsall stand Latics in good stead, with Saturday’s game pitting the two best defences in League One against one another.

With the exception of Peterborough United (22) and Rotherham United (21), Latics are the highest goal-scorers in the third tier, but they will have to work hard to break down an Iron backline which has conceded just five goals in 11 games – former Latics Matt Gilks starring between the sticks for Graham Alexander’s side.

Matt Gilks

Former Latics stopper Matt Gilks has got off to a good start to life at Glanford Park.

FORM GUIDE – LAST SIX

Latics – WWWLWW, 15 points

Scunthorpe – DLWWDL, 8 points

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD

Latics haven’t lost on their last four visits to Glanford Park, a run stretching back to 1996 when the Iron defeated John Deehan’s side 3-1.

That was only one of three defeats in 12 visits, though, with Latics also winning 7-2 at Scunthorpe on our way to our first-ever Football League promotion in the 1981-82 campaign.

On our last visit, we drew 1-1 as Michael Jacobs cancelled out Luke Williams’ opener in January 2016.

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers in action for Latics at Scunthorpe in December 1996 – a game we won 3-2 thanks to an Ian Kilford winner.

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD SINCE JOINING FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN 1978

League: Latics 13, Scunthorpe 4, 5 draws
League Cup: 2 Latics wins
At Glanford Park (ALL COMPS): Latics 6, Scunthorpe 3, 3 draws

CONNECTIONS

In the current squads, Latics have Ivan Toney as a former Scunthorpe player having been on loan at Glanford Park last season whilst Iron goalkeeper Matt Gilks was with Latics earlier in 2017.

Other connections include Nigel Adkins, Stuart Balmer, Ian Baraclough, Peter Beagrie, Carl Bradshaw, Lee Butler, Leon Clarke, Paul Dalglish, Craig Davies, Nathan Ellington, Geoff Horsfield, Steve Johnson, Ian Kilford, Conor McAleny, Pat McGibbon, Gary Powell, Kevin Sharp, Dave Shearer, Peter Skipper, Greg Strong, Danny Wilson

Nigel Adkins

Nigel Adkins played for Latics and managed Scunthorpe United.

AWAY FAN GUIDE

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MATCH REPORT: SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 – 2 LATICS

7 October 2017

Dan Burn and Nick Powell goals earn Latics third consecutive Sky Bet League One win as Paul Cook’s side ran out 2-1 winners at Glanford Park.

  • Match Report: Scunthorpe United 1 – 2 Latics
  • Dan Burn and Nick Powell goals for Latics, who had Lee Evans sent off
  • Funso Ojo set up a tense finish with late goal for the Iron

Attendance: 4,480

Latics won for a third consecutive game, strengthening their grip on a Sky Bet League One automatic promotion spot with a 2-1 win at Scunthorpe United on Saturday afternoon.

Dan Burn and Nick Powell scored second-half goals for Paul Cook’s side, either side of Lee Evans being sent off, before Funso Ojo set up a tense finish with a 90th minute goal for the Iron.

Cook was forced into making two changes going into the game, with Sam Morsy (international duty) and Michael Jacobs (injury) both unavailable. Max Power made a first Sky Bet League One start of the season in place of the Egyptian whilst Gary Roberts replaced Jacobs. Burn captained Latics in Morsy’s absence.

Latics were slick from the off, moving the ball well, winning the midfield battler and getting the ball into wide areas for crosses. On three occasions inside the first 11 minutes, Powell went close, most notably from a lovely Callum Elder cross when he headed into the side-netting.

At the other end, a deep set-piece caused Latics problems and, as the ball looped over Jamie Jones, Latics were thankful to captain Burn for a goalline clearance as the ball looked certain to creep over the line.

Latics’ reaction to that scare was good; Will Grigg, Powell and Massey linked up wonderfully at times, though it was Chey Dunkley who looked like he may find the breakthrough as he glanced Lee Evans’ free-kick just wide.

Moments later, a lovely interchange between Powell and Grigg freed Massey, who curled narrowly wide of former Latic Matt Gilks’ top left-hand corner with a curling effort.

Latics pressed hard from the restart and got the lead when Burn brought a loose ball down in the area and rifled a thunderous left foot drive past Gilks.

As the hour mark approached, Latics were reduced to ten men when Evans reacted to a foul committed on him by Ojo, referee Robert Lewis dismissing the Welshman after consulting his assistant on the far side.

Never afraid to attack, Latics nearly forced a second 20 minutes from time when Chey Dunkley saw a header cleared off the line by Kevin van Veen from a Powell corner.

Moments later at the other end, Sam Mantom saw a 20-yard drive superbly saved by Jamie Jones.

That saved proved crucial as just a couple of minutes later Powell made it two. Jones’ long goal kick evaded the Scunthorpe backline and Powell rushed in behind before finishing clinically beyond Gilks. The hundreds of Latics fans behind the goal erupted!

Latics couldn’t clear a late corner and Ojo fired the loose ball home to set up a tense period of stoppage time but, marshalled by Burn and the composure of Jones between the sticks, Cook’s side held firm for a third consecutive win.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks; Clarke, Wallace, McArdle, Butroid; van Veen, Morris, Bishop (Manton 68), Ojo; Novak (Madden 68), Hopper (Holmes 51).
Subs: Watson, Burgess, Crofts, Adelakun.

Latics: Jones; Byrne, Dunkley, Burn (Capt), Elder; Power, Evans; Roberts, Powell (Toney 75) Massey (Thomas 67); Grigg (Perkins 58).
Subs: Evans, Hunt, Burgess, Golden.

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PAY ON THE DAY AT SCUNTHORPE ON SATURDAY

6 October 2017

Pay on the day available at Glanford Park on Saturday - join over 600 Latics fans in Scunthorpe.

  • Latics fans can pay on the day at Scunthorpe on Saturday
  • Over 600 tickets pre-sold for trip to Glanford Park
  • Cash turnstiles available for Latics fans on the AMS Away Stand

SCUNTHORPE UNITED v WIGAN ATHLETIC
GLANFORD PARK
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 2017
KICK-OFF 3.00pm

Cash turnstiles will be available for Wigan Athletic fans to pay on the day at Glanford Park on Saturday afternoon.

Away supporters will be situated in the AMS Stand

Matchday prices are as follows:

Adults - £26
Over 65s - £18
Under 21s - £18
Students - £18
Under 18s - £9
Under 12s – FREE*

Ambulant at relevant age price with carer free of charge where appropriate. Wheelchair supporters are to contact Scunthorpe direct on 01724 747670

*Maximum two FREE under 12s per full paying adult - free under 12 tickets must be secured from the ticket office at Scunthorpe.

View Scunthorpe United's Visiting Supporters Guide by clicking here

FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS TRAVELLING TO SCUNTHORPE, PLEASE BE REMINDED IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO USE PYROTECHNIC DEVICES.CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND BANNING ORDERS COULD RESULT IF ANYONE BREAKS THE LAW IN THIS WAY. PLEASE RESPECT THE LAW AND THE GOOD NAME OF WIGAN ATHLETIC.

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