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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V DERBY COUNTY

8 December 2018

Latics host Derby County at the DW stadium in gameweek 21 of the Sky Bet Championship.

  • Wigan Athletic entertain Derby County in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Latics aiming to build on their three-match unbeaten run.
  • Frank Lampard’s Derby arrive on the back of a 2-1 victory over Swansea City.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC V DERBY COUNTY
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER 2018
DW STADIUM
KICK-OFF 3.00PM
Latics return to Sky Bet Championship action at the DW Stadium this weekend when Frank Lampard’s Derby County visit on Saturday afternoon.

Lampard’s men arrive on the back of a 2-1 victory over Swansea City last Saturday with three wins in their last five games, whilst Paul Cook’s are unbeaten in three league games, sharing the spoils last-time out with rivals Bolton Wanderers, with the returning Will Grigg scoring the equaliser from the penalty spot.

MATCH INFORMATION

Officials

Referee - Gavin Ward
Assistant Referee 1 - Mark Dwyer
Assistant Referee 2 - Geoffrey Russell
Fourth Official - David Webb

HEAD-TO-HEAD LEAGUE

Wigan Athletic v Derby County Head to Head

EARLY TEAM NEWS

Speaking to iFollow Latics at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre on Friday morning, Paul Cook provided updates on Nick Powell, Gavin Massey and Michael Jacobs ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Derby County at the DW Stadium.

On Powell, Cook began:

"Nick won't play over the Christmas period and he'll be out for a period of time. It's his hamstring and it's something we have managed over the last 18 months because of historical injuries he's had.

"I want to assure fans that we would never ask a player to play through injury, every player is put through medical tests to make sure they're fit. Nick will be given some time to recover and we'll make sure everything continues to be managed in the correct way."

With Powell ruled out, Cook brought about some good news from winger Massey, explaining:

"Gavin Massey has rejoined the main training group and he's due to get some minutes with the Development Squad next week, with the view to him being available for the 18-man squad for Ipswich.

"We haven't rushed Gavin, he's simply ahead of schedule. It's the measure of the man and player he is, because he's worked incredibly hard to get to this point."

Michael Jacobs (hamstring) remains sidelined, but is making good progress:

"Michael Jacobs is a bit further back than Gavin, but he's getting there. He's raring to get back, but he has to remain patient and make sure he doesn't rush it."

Antonee Robinson (ankle) remains out, but Chey Dunkley (knee) is pushing for a pre-Christmas return.

FAB FOUR - LATICS AT HOME V THE RAMS

PLAYED FOR BOTH QUIZ

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REPORT: LATICS 0 – 1 DERBY COUNTY

8 December 2018

Jack Marriott scores the only goal of the game as ten man Latics defeated despite spirited second half performance.

  • Match Report: Wigan Athletic 0 - 1 Derby County
  • Kal Naismith sent off for Latics in the first-half before Jack Marriott opened the scoring for the visitors
  • Latics searched for second-half equaliser but couldn’t find it as the Rams move up to 3rd in the Sky Bet Championship

WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

DERBY COUNTY 1
Marriott 20

Attendance: 10,768 (2,003 away)

Wigan Athletic fell to defeat against Derby County in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon as Jack Marriott scored the game’s only goal in the first-half, shortly after Latics had been reduced to ten men as Kal Naismith was sent off after just 14 minutes for a last man foul.

Latics were spirited in their response and went close to grabbing an equaliser in the second-half but it wasn’t to be as Frank Lampard’s side climbed to 3rd in the table, whilst Paul Cook’s men dropped to 16th.

Cook made one change from the side which drew at Bolton Wanderers last weekend as James Vaughan started in place of Will Grigg.

Latics started brightly and created good openings from the off; first Nathan Byrne broke down the left and crossed towards Vaughan, who was just beaten to the ball by former Latics stopper Scott Carson.

Cook’s side’s best chance of the first half fell to Vaughan as brilliant build – again on the left – this time freed Gary Roberts, who crossed for the striker, but he couldn’t make a clean connection to beat Carson at close range.

The game turned on the quarter hour mark as Harry Wilson got in behind Latics’ defence and was judged to have been held back by Naismith, who was then dismissed by referee Gavin Ward for a last man foul.

Marriott then got the game’s only goal five minutes later as he headed in from Jayden Bogle’s cross.

Even in the immediacy to the Derby opener, Latics showed a response with Roberts’ deep free kick being fired back across goal by Cedric Kipre.

However, Nathan Byrne’s goal-line clearance from a Wilson shot kept Latics in the game soon after before a double change from Cook, which saw Vaughan and Roberts replaced by Darron Gibson and Callum Connolly.

Mason Mount was denied by a solid Christian Walton save and Reece James tested Carson from a free-kick before the break as the game went in at half-time 1-0.

Latics started the second-half brightly and Walton’s direct free-kick was flicked on by Dan Burn for Samy Morsy to almost divert home but he couldn’t quite get the decisive touch.

Arguably the best chance of the second-half fell to James, who went through one on one with Carson after Windass played Morsy’s pass into his path, but the Chelsea loanee couldn’t quite apply the finish.

Lee Evans drove wide from range and Latics finished strongly but couldn’t quite force a leveller.

Latics: Walton, James, Kipre, Burn, Naismith, Morsy (Capt), Evans, Byrne, Roberts (Connolly 29), Windass (Garner 82), Vaughan (Gibson 29).
Subs:
Jones, Grigg, Bruce, McManaman.

Derby County: Carson, Bryson (Holmes 76), Tomori, Keogh (Capt), Wilson (Jozefzoon 70), Mount, Lawrence, Marriott (Nugent 88), Bogle, Huddlestone, Malone
Subs: Roos, Waghorn, Pearce, MacDonald

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