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MATCH PREVIEW: BIRMINGHAM CITY V WIGAN ATHLETIC

26 April 2019

Latics head to St. Andrew's for their final away fixture of the season against Birmingham City.

  • Sky Bet Championship: Birmingham City v Wigan Athletic.
  • Latics head to St. Andrew's aiming to collect back-to-back away wins.
  • Two consecutive victories over the Easter period secured Latics' Championship status.

BIRMINGHAM CITY v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019
ST. ANDREW'S
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

After claiming back-to-back victories against Leeds United and Preston North End over the Easter weekend, Latics head to Birmingham City for their final away fixture of the 2018-19 season safe in the knowledge that they'll kick off the 2019-20 campaign in the Sky Bet Championship.

The six points see Latics start the day in 18th place on 48 points, whilst the Blues, who are unbeaten in their last five outings, sit 17th on 50 points - victory for Latics would see the two sides switch places with one game remaining.

SATURDAY'S FIXTURES

Millwall v Stoke City (1.30pm)
Bolton Wanderers v Brentford FC
Bristol City v Derby County
Middlesbrough v Reading
Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday
Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest
Swansea City v Hull City
West Bromwich Albion v Rotherham United
Sheffield United v Ipswich Town (5.15pm)
Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers (7.30pm)

MATCH DAY INFO

Officials

Referee - Stephen Martin
Assistant Referee 1 - Adam Matthews
Assistant Referee 2 - Geoffrey Russell
Fourth Official - Lee Collins

EARLY TEAM NEWS

Paul Cook insists Latics are determined to end the 2018-19 season on a high after back-to-back victories secured our Sky Bet Championship status for another campaign and with that in mind, he's focused on having his best team available for the final two fixtures of the season.

"We've got a couple of hiccups and different things, but sometimes it's better to keep things closer to your chest.

"We have got one or two issues which will come out over the next week or so with a few injuries, the normal stuff with lads who might have been carrying knocks."

Latics have been without Anthony Pilkington, Callum McManaman and Michael Jacobs in recent weeks due to injuries.

Defender Cedric Kipre will be available for selection following his one-match suspension from Good Friday's victory at Leeds United.


For the hosts, Garry Monk revealed earlier this week on bcfc.com that ever-present defender Harlee Dean will not feature again this season after going in for a hernia operation.

Maikel Kieftenbeld is sidelined longer-term with a knee injury, whilst Connor Mahoney has missed the last two matches due to a slight hamstring issue.

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REPORT: BIRMINGHAM CITY 1 – 1 LATICS

27 April 2019

Two academy graduates make their league debuts for Latics as Paul Cook’s side complete away campaign with 1-1 draw at Birmingham City.

  • Match Report: Birmingham City 1 – 1 Wigan Athletic
  • Nick Powell cancels out Lukas Jutkiewicz opener in draw at St. Andrew’s.
  • Wigan Athletic academy graduates Joe Gelhardt and Jensen Weir make league debuts in draw with Birmingham City.

BIRMINGHAM CITY 1
Jutkiewicz 2

WIGAN ATHLETIC 1
Powell 45

Attendance: 23,635 (1,381 away)

Nick Powell’s eighth goal of the season earned Latics a point on their final away assignment of the 2018-19 Sky Bet Championship season at Birmingham City.

Lukas Jutkiewicz gave Garry Monk’s side an early lead but Powell’s goal on the stroke of half-time earned Paul Cook’s side another point and extended their unbeaten run to four matches.

Latics academy graduates Joe Gelhardt and Jensen Weir made their league debuts from the bench on a special afternoon for the England U17 duo and their families.

Cook made seven changes to their starting XI from Easter Monday's 2-0 victory over Preston North End at the DW Stadium, with Jamie Jones back between the sticks in place of Christian Walton, whilst Cedric Kipre returned from suspension in defence alongside Jonas Olsson who captained Latics in Samy Morsy's absence. Darron Gibson joined the midfield, with a front three of Josh Windass, Powell and Joe Garner drafted in.

Danny Fox, Samy Morsy, Reece James, Gavin Massey, Kal Naismith and Leon Clarke were all rested.

Anthony Pilkington made the bench following a recent injury, whilst Academy stars Gelhardt, Weir and Adam Long were involved in a Championship squad for the first time amongst the substitutes.

Midfielder Weir was Latics' youngest ever first team player when he featured in the Checkatrade Trophy as a 15-year-old against Accrington Stanley in November 2017. The England youth international also featured alongside his Three Lions team mate Gelhardt when the pair featured as substitutes against Rotherham United in the Carabao Cup earlier this season.

Callum McManaman and Michael Jacobs remain sidelined through injury.

Latics couldn’t have got off to a worse start as a ball in behind for Jutkiewicz caused hesitation between Jones and Olsson and the striker fired through the goalkeeper’s legs.

Che Adams had a chance to double Birmingham’s advantage on nine minutes but after intercepting a Windass back-pass, he fired straight at Jones.

Latics went close to a leveller on 13 minutes when Byrne crossed from the right for Garner who headed off the inside of the post from close range. When he looked to fire home the leveller, he looked to be brought down, but referee Stephen Martin wasn’t interested in Latics’ claims.

Soon after, Powell showed good strength to win the ball 25 yards from goal and his subsequent shot was well saved by Lee Camp.

Camp was on hand to deny Latics gain moments later as Garner played Powell in behind and the keeper spread himself to deny the forward at his near post.

Latics remained in the ascendency and Antonee Robinson’s cross from the left was fired off target by Garner as he searched for another goal in his first season with Cook’s side.

Captain for the day Olsson had Latics next chance as he got on the end of Evans’ free-kick at the back post but couldn’t finish when under pressure from Camp.

Garner then spurned a massive chance for a leveller just after the half hour; initially Powell had a clever flick well blocked from a Robinson cross with the loose ball falling to Garner who, after good initial composure to take Camp out of the equation, fired tamely at goal when his effort was denied on the Birmingham line.

Latics did get their leveller on the stroke of half-time as Robinson broke well on the left and cut back for Powell to fire in from 25 yards, via a deflection.

At half-time, Cook made a double change, introducing Kal Naismith and Gelhardt – for his league debut – in place of Kipre and Windass. It was the academy graduate who had the first effort of the half, beating his man but dragging his shot from the edge of the area at Camp.

Powell and Robinson then linked up on the left to find Garner in the area, he did excellently to bring the ball under control but saw his effort go agonizingly wide of Camp’s left-hand post.

Latics continued to be the better side as the second-half wore on but couldn’t really create a clear-cut opening and instead played out a draw ahead of their final game of the season against Millwall at the DW Stadium on Sunday (12.30pm kick-off).

Birmingham City: 
Camp, Pedersen, Roberts, Colin, Adams (Vassell 62), Jutkiewicz (Capt), G.Gardner (Lakin 74), Jota, Davis (C.Gardner 50), Mrabti, Harding
Subs: 
Trueman, Mahoney, Maghoma, Dacres-Cogley.

Latics: 
Jones, Dunkley, Olsson (Capt), Kipre (Naismith 45), Byrne, Robinson, Gibson, Evans, Windass (Gelhardt 45), Garner, Powell (Weir 81).
Subs: 
Walton, Pilkington, Roberts, Long.

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TICKET NEWS: ADDITIONAL TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR FINAL AWAY DAY OF THE SEASON AT BIRMINGHAM CITY

23 April 2019

More than 1,000 tickets have been sold so far, with an additional allocation currently on sale from the DW Stadium Ticket Office.

  • Ticket News: Birmingham City v Wigan Athletic.
  • Tickets available online until 4.00pm on Tuesday 23 April, in person and by phone until 3.00pm on Friday 26 April, subject to availability.
  • More than 1,000 sold so far, additional 500 currently on sale.

BIRMINGHAM CITY vs. WIGAN ATHLETIC
SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
ST. ANDREW’S STADIUM
KICK-OFF 3PM

Tickets for our final away day of the season at Birmingham City this Saturday are still available, with more than 1,000 sold so far.

Our achievements over the Easter weekend against Leeds United and Preston North End mean we're heading to St. Andrew's celebrating another season in the Sky Bet Championship!

The initial allocation sold out on Monday, with 500 additional tickets now available. More tickets can be made available on request and continual updates will be given here on wiganathletic.com and across our social media channels.

Subject to availability, tickets will remain on sale online until 4pm on Tuesday 23rd April and via phones and in person until 3pm on Friday 26th April.

Adults - £20.00
Over-65s - £15.00
Under-25s - £15.00
Under-19s - £10.00
Under-13s - £5.00

Ambulant disabled tickets are available, priced at £20 for Adults, or the relevant price for Seniors & Juniors, with a carer ticket issued Free of Charge.

We have received 21 pairs of Wheelchair and Carer tickets priced at £20 for Adults, or the relevant price for Seniors & Juniors, with a carer ticket issued Free of Charge.

Off-sale dates

Online – 4pm on Tuesday 23rd April
Phones and in person – 3pm on Friday 26th April

HOW TO BUY

Online – click here
Phone – 01942 311111
In Person – DW Stadium Ticket Office Opening Hours

WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO ENCROACH ON THE PITCH AND/OR TO USE PYROTECHNIC DEVICES AT MATCHES.

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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