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MATCH PREVIEW: QUEENS PARK RANGERS V WIGAN ATHLETIC

24 August 2018

Latics head to Queens Park Rangers looking to make it back-to-back wins on the road in the Sky Bet Championship.

  • Match Preview: Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Watch Live: Supporters outside of the UK can stream the match live on iFollow.
  • Listen Live: Can't make it down to Loftus Road? Join Guy Clarke and Tommy Gore with full match audio commentary

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QUEENS PARK RANGERS v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2018
LOFTUS ROAD
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

PREVIEW

Latics travel down to Loftus Road with their heads held high following Wednesday night's 3-0 thrashing of Stoke City in their own back yard, but they'll come up against a Queens Park Rangers side determined to end the streak of defeats that has them bottom of the Sky Bet Championship.

Steve McClaren's men lost 3-0 at home against Bristol City in midweek, meaning they've now conceded 10 goals in their past two outings after they shipped seven against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

Latics will play in the brand new PUMA 2018-19 away kit sponsored by DW Fitness First and 3P Logistics.

OFFICIALS

Referee - Stephen Martin
Assistant Referee 1 - Andrew Fox
Assistant Referee 2 - Ian Cooper
Fourth Official - James Linington

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Head to Head Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic

EARLY TEAM NEWS

QUEENS PARK RANGERS

Our hosts on Saturday, Queens Park Rangers, made a double signing on Thursday afternoon to bolster their attacking options ahead of the clash at Loftus Road, with Tomer Hemed arriving from Brighton & Hove Albion and Nahki Wells from Burnley on loan deals.

The Premier League duo could be in line for their debuts in W12, whilst defender Joel Lynch has returned to training this week to give Steve McClaren a full squad to choose from off the back of their 3-0 defeat to Bristol City on Tuesday night.

QPR XI v Bristol City: Ingram, Rangel, Leistner, Baptiste, Bidwell, Luongo, Scowen, Freeman, Wszolek, Washington, Eze

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Latics continue to focus on the recoveries of Dan Burn and Darron Gibson and the fitness programme of striker Joe Garner.

Speaking to iFollow Latics on Friday morning, Paul Cook said he may be forced into changes at Loftus Road due to the intense nature of our opening fixtures, with a number of players likely to come into the team following Wednesday's 3-0 victory at Stoke City.

Latics XI v Stoke City: Walton, James, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson, Morsy, Evans, Powell, Jacobs, Massey, Grigg

FAB FOUR



PLAYER FOR BOTH

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Match Reports

REPORT: QPR 1 – 0 WIGAN ATHLETIC

25 August 2018

QPR debutant Tomer Hemed scores controversial winner for the Hoops as Latics suffered defeat in the capital.

  • Match Report: QPR 1 – 0 Wigan Athletic
  • Latics lose out to controversial Tomer Hemed goal as brief unbeaten run ended in the capital
  • Chey Dunkley almost got late leveller for Paul Cook’s side

QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1
Hemed 35

WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

Attendance: 11,564 (546 away)

Latics were dealt a cruel blow in the capital on Saturday afternoon as a controversial Tomer Hemed winner saw the points head the way of Steve McClaren’s Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

The better side on the afternoon, Latics forced Joe Lumley in the QPR goal into a number of saves but couldn’t quite get a leveller as frustration was the over-riding emotion in West London.

Paul Cook was forced into a change from Wednesday night’s 3-0 win at Stoke City as Michael Jacobs missed out due to injury. That meant Josh Windass made his first start for Latics whilst last season’s Player of the Year Nathan Byrne made his first start of the campaign with Reece James dropping to the bench with the view the 18-year-old needed a rest after a heavy workload of fixtures.

Latics started brightly and first Nick Powell forced Joe Lumley into an early save with a swerving drive from 20 yards.

Lumley then further protected his side’s clean sheet when he superbly sprung to his left to claw away a Josh Windass effort from 20 yards. From the resulting corner, Powell glanced just wide from a superb Evans delivery.

Will Grigg was then agonizingly close to adding to his three goals in the two games preceding the trip to Loftus Road but he couldn’t quite get a foot to a Gavin Massey cross at the back post.

After Windass then fired a free-kick inches wide, the hosts got their controversial opener when Hemed volleyed home despite what looked to have been a clear foul on Dunkley in the six-yard box.

Early in the second-half, the hosts almost doubled their advantage as Luke Freeman fired narrowly wide seconds after the restart.

Three minutes later and Powell saw a header back across goal diverted behind for a corner before he was again denied from range by a Lumley save. In same attack, Grigg saw a header saved by Lumley at the near post after an Evans cross.

After Christian Walton produced a fine save to deny Nahki Wells, Latics’ best chance for a leveller fell to Dunkley, who met an Evans delivery at the back post only to see his effort skim narrowly wide.

QPR: Lumley, Bidwell, Freeman, Eze (Wszolek 86), Scowen, Hemed (Washington 79), Luongo, Rangel, Wells (Smith 86), Lynch, Leistner.
Subs: Ingram, Cousins, Baptiste, Kakay

Latics: Walton; Byrne (Vaughan 74), Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson; Morsy (Capt), Evans; Massey (James 31), Powell, Windass (Roberts 82); Grigg.
Subs: Jones, Bruce, McManaman, Connolly.

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PAY ON THE DAY AVAILABLE FOR LATICS FANS AT QUEENS PARK RANGERS

23 August 2018

Wigan Athletic supporters can pay on the day for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash at Queens Park Rangers, though prices are subject to an increase and the FREE under 8s ticket/kids for a £1 is only available in advance.

  • Ticket News: Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic
  • Tickets for Latics’ trip to Loftus Road on general sale until 2pm on Friday - pay on the day available at QPR
  • Buy tickets in advance by calling 01942 311111 or visit the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person

QUEENS PARK RANGERS v WIGAN ATHLETIC
LOFTUS ROAD
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2018
KICK-OFF 3PM

Wigan Athletic supporters can pay on the day for Latics' trip to face Queens Park Rangers on Saturday 25 August 2018 (kick-off 3pm).

Tickets are in the School End Upper Tier and are split into Gold and Silver categories, with some Silver tickets subject to restricted sight line, which means supporters may not be able to see all of the pitch.

This fixture has been selected by QPR as a ‘Kids for a Quid’ fixture, though these tickets are only available for advance purchase and will not be made available on the day of the game. These tickets are also only available with a full-paying adult.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Gold
Adults
 - £33 (£38 on day)
18-21s - £23 (£28 on day)
Under 18s - £16 (£21 on day)
Over 60s - £23 (£28 on day)

Silver
Adults - £28 (£33 on day)
Under 18s - £13 (£18 on day)
18-21s – £19 (£24 on day)
Over 60s - £19 (£24 on day)
Under 8s – FREE - if accompanied by a full-paying adult (in advance only)
Under 18s - £1 – if accompanied by a full-paying adult (in advance only)

Ambulant/Disabled tickets are priced at £19, with carer free of charge where applicable.

Tickets are available in advance via phone/in person at the DW Stadium Ticket Office on Friday 24 August at 2pm.

HOW TO BUY
Call – 01942 311111
In Person – DW Stadium Ticket Office Opening Times

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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