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MATCH PREVIEW: NOTTINGHAM FOREST V WIGAN ATHLETIC

25 January 2019

Latics aim to bounce back against Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet Champions

  • Match Preview: Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Latics look to return to winning ways after defeat against Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Paul Cook’s side drew 2-2 with Forest in the reverse fixture at the DW Stadium in August.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST V WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 26 JANUARY
CITY GROUND
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

Latics will look to end their run without an away win in the Sky Bet Championship when they face Nottingham Forest at City Ground on Saturday afternoon.

Paul Cook's side fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Hillsborough last weekend, but will be looking to draw inspiration from one of their best performances of the season in a 3-0 win against Aston Villa prior to that at the DW Stadium.

Hosts Forest suffered their second consecutive league defeat, with their last win coming at the start of 2019 in an entertaining 4-2 win over current league-leaders, Leeds United.

Famara Diedhiou’s goal ruined Martin O’Neill's emotional return to the City ground, with the 66-year-old making over 280 appearences during his senior career with the Reds.

After constant speculation regarding the future of Aitor Karanka, the Spaniard was sacked following their exit from the FA Cup against Chelsea, with Forest appointing their 11th full-time manager since June 2011 in former player, Martin O’Neill.

Latics’ counterparts currently sit 12th in the Sky Bet Championship, seven points adrift off the play-off places, whilst Latics arrive in 20th.

MATCH INFORMATION

Officials

Referee - Andy Davies
Assistant Referee 1 - Darren Blunden
Assistant Referee 2 - Paul Hodskinson
Fourth Official - Andrew Madley

HEAD-TO-HEAD - LEAGUE

Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic Head to Head

IN REVERSE



EARLY TEAM NEWS

Speaking to iFollow Latics on Friday morning ahead of his side's trip to Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet Championship, Latics boss Paul Cook said it's been a difficult week, but urges everybody to head to the City Ground with positivity as he and his players aim to replicate the performance that earned Latics a 3-0 victory against Aston Villa two weeks ago.

"It's been a tough week following on from Sheffield Wednesday," Cook began.

"We're without Will Grigg for two or three weeks, but I'm happy to say it's not as bad as we first feared.

"Anthony Pilkington had some bruising from the injury that forced him off and he hasn't trained this week, but there's an outside chance he'll be available for Saturday.

"Cedric (Kipre) also came off at full time with a knock, but he's absolutely fine to play and will start at the back as usual with Chey (Dunkley).

"I don't want to focus on the injuries too much, Cook continued. "We all know that's part of football and injuries happen. I'd rather focus on us being positive heading into the game and working towards the consistency we all want.

"Let's put on a display like we did against Villa and be as positive as we can. We want to score goals and win games, that's what we always set out to do, but we also have to start keeping clean sheets away from home and cutting out these marginal mistakes."

In other news, Nick Powell (calf) continues to recover from a set back suffered last week, with Gavin Massey (hamstring) also on the comeback trail.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Martin O'Neill is low on defensive options due to long term injuries to Michael Dawson and Michael Hefele, with Tobias Figueiredo working towards full fitness, which means January addition Yohan Benaloaune is expected to start at centre half for the second consecutive game.

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LATICS LISTEN - EPISODE 23

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REPORT: NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3 – 1 WIGAN ATHLETIC

26 January 2019

Latics’ away struggles continue with 3-1 defeat at the City Ground.

  • Match Report: Nottingham Forest 3 – 1 Wigan Athletic
  • Goals from Joe Lolley, Matty Cash and Adlene Guedioura seal win for Forest.
  • Josh Windass had levelled for Latics, who missed late penalty through Joe Garner.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Lolley 18
Cash 47
Guedioura 79

WIGAN ATHLETIC
Windass 32

Attendance: 28,848

Latics’ away struggles continued as they lost 3-1 at Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

Josh Windass had levelled for Latics after Joe Lolley’s opener but a disastrous start to the second-half saw Matty Cash regain the lead for Martin O’Neill’s side before Adlene Guedioura sealed the victory.

Substitute Joe Garner also saw a late penalty saved, which had it been successful could have sent the game into a tense finish, but it wasn’t to be as a brilliant away support of over 1,300 Latics fans, were sent home disappointed.

Paul Cook made four changes to the side which lost at Sheffield Wednesday last time out as Darron Gibson came into the midfield for Lee Evans, Nathan Byrne replaced the injured Anthony Pilkington, Michael Jacobs made his first start after a long-term hamstring injury in place of Gary Roberts and James Vaughan replaced Garner up top.

As has been the case so often on the road, Latics started the game brightly and were the first to go close as Reece James fired a free-kick off target from 25 yards.

However, they found themselves behind on 18 minutes as Lolley collected the ball between the lines, turned and fired home unchallenged.

Latics responded as Kal Naismith saw a free-kick tipped over by Costol Pantilimon before Cedric Kipre fired James’ resulting corner over.

Cook’s side had another chance not long after as Nathan Byrne headed over a Windass cross at the near post.

Two minutes later, though, Latics had their leveller as Windass turned 25 yards from goal and fired a powerful drive beyond Pantilimon.

Forest got back in the ascendency before the break as Cash shot wide from the edge of the area before a brave Naismith challenge at the back post denied the aforementioned winger a tap in at close range.

However, he wasn’t to be denied just two minutes after the restart as he got in behind Naismith on Forest’s right and cut in to beat Jamie Jones from the edge of the area.

Latics had an immediate chance to level but somehow didn’t as a deep ball into the box found Vaughan at close range, he didn’t connect cleanly but Kipre looked destined to score only for a point-blank save from Pantilimon.

Just after the hour mark, Latics’ next chance came as they broke well on the counter, with Jacobs finding Windass, who passed back across goal for Morsy to set back for Jacobs, but he curled wide.

Gibson forced Pantilimon into a low save as Latics continued to push for a leveller, though their efforts were undone when Guedioura fired home from the edge of the area off the inside of Jones’ right-hand post.

Almost immediately, Latics had a chance to get one back as James hit the crossbar from a 25-yard free-kick before Windass was fouled in the area when challenging for the loose ball. However, Garner’s penalty was tame and Pantilimon saved.

With just two minutes remaining, Garner had another chance as he got in behind but once again he was denied by the Forest goalkeeper.

Nottingham Forest: Pantilimon, Guedioura (Yacob 80), Colback, Watson (Capt), Murphy (Grabban 71), Osborn, Cash, Robinson, Janko, Lolley, Benalouane
Subs: 
Steele, Carvalho, Goncalves, Yates, Appiah

Latics: 
Jones, James, Dunkley, Kipre, Naismith, Morsy (Capt), Gibson (McManaman 78), Byrne, Windass, Jacobs (Roberts 89), Vaughan (Garner 72)
Subs: 
Walton, MacDonald, Connolly, Evans.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC RECEIVE FURTHER ALLOCATION OF TICKETS FOR TRIP TO NOTTINGHAM FOREST

21 January 2019

Initial allocation of 1,027 tickets sold out for Saturday’s trip to the City Ground – further 600 tickets now on sale, NO PAY ON THE DAY.

  • Ticket News: Wigan Athletic’s trip to Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 26 January
  • Initial allocation of tickets sold out, further 600 available, no pay on the day
  • Tickets on general sale; buy online by [clicking here], call 01942 311111 or visit the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person

NOTTINGHAM FOREST v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SATURDAY 26 JANUARY 2019
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
CITY GROUND
KICK-OFF 3PM

The initial allocation of 1,027 tickets for Wigan Athletic’s trip to face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 26 January 2019 have sold out.

However, we have received a further allocation of 600 tickets for the match – with this fixture now all-ticket for Latics fans, with no sales on the day of the game.

Tickets, which are on general sale, are available online until 4pm on Tuesday 22nd January and via phones and in person until 3pm on Friday 25th January.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults - £15.00
Over-65s - £10.00
Under-24s - £5.00
Under-12s - £1.00

*Children must be aged at least 4 years old in order to attend this fixture.
**Ambulant disabled are priced as above, with a carer ticket issued Free of Charge.

OFF SALE DATES

Online – 4pm on Tuesday 22nd January
Phones and in person – 3pm on Friday 25th January.

HOW TO BUY

OnlineClick Here
Phone – 01942 311111
In PersonDW 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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