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MATCH PREVIEW: SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY V WIGAN ATHLETIC

18 January 2019

Latics return to Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday as they make the trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday.

  • Match Preview: Sheffield Wednesday v Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship
  • Latics looking to build on victory over Aston Villa when they make trip to the Steel City
  • Michael Jacobs returned to action for Latics in the win over Villa, whilst Anthony Pilkington made a Man of the Match debut

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY V WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 19 JANUARY
HILLSBOROUGH
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

Latics will look to build on their impressive 3-0 home victory over Aston Villa when they face Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon.

Paul Cook's side produced one of their best performances of the campaign to date last weekend when Gary Roberts, Michael Jacobs and Joe Garner scored to secure a 3-0 win over Dean Smith's Villa.

Their hosts on Saturday won for the first time since Boxing Day when they beat Luton Town 1-0 in an Emirates FA Cup Third Round replay on Tuesday night, having lost 3-0 at in-form Hull City at the weekend.

The Owls remain under the stewarship of Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence, who will be part of Steve Bruce's coaching setup when he formally takes charge of the Hillsborough club on 1 February.

MATCH INFORMATION

Officials

Referee - Peter Bankes
Assistant Referee 1 - Mark Dwyer
Assistant Referee 2 - Geoffrey Russell
Fourth Official - Sebastian Stockbridge

HEAD-TO-HEAD LEAGUE

Head to Head Sheffield Wednesday A

LAST VISIT

Latics were last at Hillsborough in September 2016 when Will Grigg's opener looked to have set Gary Caldwell's side on their way to a result only for goals from Steven Fletcher and Fernando Forestieri to turn the game on its head and earn the Owls a 2-1 win.

EARLY TEAM NEWS

Nick Powell (hamstring) returned to training on Monday morning and has been working towards his return, whilst Gavin Massey (hamstring) isn't far behind, and Antonee Robinson (ankle) continues to make progress towards a February comeback.

On Powell, Cook said:

"Nick's not fit enough to be involved this weekend and he felt his calf a little bit earlier in the week, so we have to take our time with him."

He continued:

"It's been a strong training week and we're delighted with the numbers at our disposal. We've trained well and even with the cold snap we've had over the last few days we've managed to get out as normal. That's credit to the facilities we have at the training ground and the staff who help us to prepare."

Michael Jacobs, who made a goal scoring return last week in the 3-0 win against Aston Villa, could push for a starting place, whilst Anthony Pilkington, who won Man of the Match on his debut at the DW Stadium last Saturday, will be looking to continue his excellent start.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

The Owls were in FA Cup action on Tuesday and made just three changes from their 3-0 defeat away at Hull City last Saturday, with Cameron Dawson replacing Keiren Westwood in goal, Jordan Thorniley in for Sam Hutchinson and Marco Matias in for Atdhe Nuhiu.

Hutchinson was deemed 50-50 for the game, Westwood missed out with a toe injury and Joey Pelupessy wasn't involved following an ankle injury against Hull in the Championship.

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REPORT: SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 – 0 LATICS

19 January 2019

Steven Fletcher scores the only goal of the game as Latics go down 1-0 at Hillsborough.

  • Match Report: Sheffield Wednesday 1 – 0 Wigan Athletic
  • Steven Fletcher scores the only goal of the game to earn the Owls 1-0 victory
  • Latics had first-half chances but lost out to strike from Scotland international just after the hour mark

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1
Fletcher 62

LATICS 0

Attendance: 22,323

Wigan Athletic were downed by a second-half Steven Fletcher strike as they lost 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.

Fletcher scored just after the hour mark to decide a tense affair which saw Latics miss first-half opportunities before facing a second-half barrage from their hosts.

Unsurprisingly, Latics were unchanged from their 3-0 win against Aston Villa last time out, with Nick Powell’s anticipated return subject to a slight delay after he suffered a minor setback in midweek.

Latics were under early pressure in the game but managed it well as Fletcher saw a shot deflected wide off Dunkley before the defender did well to recover and deny Adam Reach a goal-scoring opportunity as he broke clear.

Jamie Jones pushed a Fletcher effort wide before Latics started to make their own chances around the half hour mark. Firstly, Josh Windass broke from the left and cut inside before seeing his shot deflected wide. From the resulting corner, Anthony Pilkington flicked on for Joe Garner but he couldn’t adjust his body to get a decisive touch when well-placed.

On the stroke of half-time, Latics were thankful to Cedric Kipre for a brave last-ditch challenge on Fletcher, whilst at the other end Windass forced Keiren Westwood into a good save with a drive from the edge of the area on the break.

In the second-half, Latics struggled to manufacture the opportunities they had towards the end of the first 45 and the Owls took control of the game.

Barry Bannan’s free-kick bounced into the path of Michael Hector who blazed over when in a good position before Reach saw another shot bravely blocked by Dunkley as the hour mark approached.

However, it was just another four minutes before the game’s decisive goal came as Fletcher curled home after collecting the ball between the lines and driving at Latics’ goal.

As the second-half wore on, Latics failed to test Westwood in search of an equaliser and instead were thankful to their back line for preserving the score at 1-0 with substitutes Lucas Joao and Atdhe Nuhiu having chances, as well as George Boyd.

Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood; Palmer, Fox, Fletcher (Nuhiu, 81), Bannan, Lees (Capt), Matias (Joao 61), Reach, Boyd, Hutchinson, Hector.
Subs: Dawson, Jones, Winnall, Thorniley, Baker.

Latics: Jones; James, Dunkley, Kipre, Naismith; Evans, Morsy (Capt); Roberts (Grigg 67), Windass, Pilkington (Jacobs 45), Garner (McManaman 81).
Subs: Walton, Connolly, Byrne, Vaughan.

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TICKET NEWS: PAY ON THE DAY AVAILABLE FOR SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY AWAY

18 January 2019

Tickets for Latics' trip to face Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship will be available on the day.

  • Sheffield Wednesday v Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Cash only pay on the day facility available at Hillsborough.
  • Buy tickets in advance by calling 01942 311111 or visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person until 3.00pm on Friday.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2019
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

HILLSBOROUGH
KICK-OFF 3PM

Latics supporters who are yet to purchase tickets for our Sky Bet Championship trip to Sheffield Wednesday can use a cash only pay on the day facility at Hillsborough Stadium.

There will not be a price increase for supporters paying on match day, however, Under 5 prices will not be available on the day.

Collections for pre-booked tickets can be made from gate six next to the away turnstiles.

We received an inital allocation of 1,100 tickets for the clash with the Owls. As of midday on Friday 18 January, 448 tickets had been sold.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults - £33.00
Over-65s - £23.00
Under-21s - £23.00
Under-17s - £15.00
Under-11s - £10.00
Under-5s - £5.00

OFF SALE DATES
Phones and in person – 3pm on Friday 18th January

HOW TO BUY

Phone – 01942 311111
In Person – 
DW Stadium Ticket Office opening hours - pay on the day also available.

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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