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MATCH PREVIEW: RANGERS FC V WIGAN ATHLETIC

29 July 2018

Latics prepare for their final pre-season friendly of the summer as Paul Cook takes his side to Ibrox Stadium for the first time in the club's history.

  • Pre-Season Match Preview: Rangers FC v Wigan Athletic.
  • Listen Live: Follow the match on iFollow Latics with live audio commentary.
  • Latics make their first ever trip to Ibrox Stadium to take on Steven Gerrard's Rangers FC.

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RANGERS FC v WIGAN ATHLETIC
PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018
IBROX STADIUM
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

PREVIEW

Latics will mark another piece of club history this Sunday when they travel up to Ibrox Stadium to take on Steven Gerrard's Rangers FC for the very first time.

Paul Cook leads his men to Scotland off the back of a 1-1 draw against Chesterfield FC and a 2-1 victory against Tranmere Rovers, with Gerrard's Gers fresh off the back of a 1-0 Europa League qualifying win against Croatian side NK Osijek.

Latics will be looking to see out pre-season with a victory leading into the opening day of the Sky Bet Championship season at the DW Stadium against Sheffield Wednesday.

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FORM GUIDE

Rangers FC - The Gers are yet to conceded a goal in pre-season and Europa League fixtures this summer, with a 6-0 victory over Bury at Ibrox Stadium marking Gerrard's first game in charge at the start of the month, before seeing off Macedonian side FC Shkupi in Europa League qualifying 2-0 on aggregate and opening their second qualifying round account with a 1-0 win against NK Osijek.

Rangers FC v FC Shkupi
Latics - Cook's men have featured in a number of pre-season fitness matches against Crewe Alexandra, Blackpool, Liverpool and Gibraltar United, alongside a 2-1 friendly victory against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park and a 1-1 draw against Chesterfield FC on Wednesday for Tommy Lee's testimonial, with striker Will Grigg netting in both games.

Will Grigg v Chesterfield FC

SUMMER SIGNINGS

Rangers FC - Gerrard has been busy at his new home, using his ties to former club Liverpool to bring in full back Jon Flanagan on a permanent deal and exciting youngsters Ovie Ejaria and Ryan Kent on loan. Conor Goldson and Jamie Murphy have arrived from Brighton & Hove Albion, Allan McGregor has returned from Hull City, Scott Arfield has returned to Scotland from Burnley and Lassana Coulibaly and Umar Sadiq have arrived on loan from Angers and Roma respectively. Croatian international defender Nikola Katic also signed up at Ibrox on a four-year-deal from Slaven Belupo.

Jon Flanagan Rangers FC

Jon Flanagan arrived at Rangers this summer from Liverpool.

Latics - Supporters yet to take in any of our pre-season fixtures could get the chance to see summer recruits Leo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United), Reece James (on loan from Chelsea) and Rangers FC academy graduate Kal Naismith, as well as a welcome return for Christian Walton who featured for the first time against Chesterfield FC following his agreement to join Latics on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion for a second year.

Christian Walton

Christian Walton rejoined Latics on loan for a second year.

Callum McManaman became Latics' fifth signing of the summer when he returned to the club following a three-year spell away.

PLAYER FOR BOTH

Former Latics defender James Tavernier now captains Rangers FC and Rangers academy graduate Kal Naismith signed for Latics this summer, but can you name any other players to have represented both Latics and the Gers?

*Naismith not included, yet to play a competitive fixture.

RECORD VS SCOTTISH OPPOSITION

Latics have faced 22 different Scottish teams since our first meeting with opposition north of the border when St Mirren visited Springfield Park on 21 April 1952, a match which had Latics 2-1 up before the game was abandoned.

Since that day, Latics have amassed 12 victories, seven draws and suffered 11 defeats to Scottish clubs, with the most recent meeting, a 1-0 defeat to Dundee in the pre-season of 2015-16.

Latics have faced clubs such as; Airdrie, Arbroath, Ayr United, Clyde, Dumbarton, Dundee, Dundee United, Dunfermline, East Fife, Hamilton Academical, Hearts, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Montrose, Partick Thistle, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers, St Johnstone, St Mirren, Stirling Albion and Stranraer.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

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

2018-19 Wigan Athletic Away Kit

Officials: Referee - Bobby Madden, Assistant Referees - Daniel McFarlane & David Doig.

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Match Reports

PRE-SEASON MATCH REPORT: RANGERS FC 3 – 0 WIGAN ATHLETIC

29 July 2018

Latics suffer first defeat of pre-season as Steven Gerrard’s Rangers punish Paul Cook’s side with clinical second-half performance.

  • Pre-Season Match Report: Rangers 3 – 0 Wigan Athletic
  • Goals from Alfredo Morelos, Nikola Katic and Sadiq Umar between the 52nd and 62nd minutes gave the Scottish hosts a comfortable victory after an even first-half.
  • 1,800 Latics back their side at Ibrox as pre-season preparations continued.

Attendance: 28,779

RANGERS 3
Morelos 52
Katic 56
Sadiq 62

WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers punished Latics in ten clinical second-half minutes as three goals around the hour mark saw Paul Cook’s side suffer their first defeat of pre-season.

Goals from Alfredo Morelos, Nikola Katic and Sadiq Umar between the 52nd and 62nd minutes gave the Scottish hosts a comfortable victory after an even first-half.

Will Grigg saw a second-half penalty saved as Latics, back by 1,800 travelling supporters, missed the clinical edge their hosts produced in a blistering ten minute spell.

Early on, Morelos headed over from Glenn Middleton’s deep cross before Michael Jacobs almost got on the end of a Powell run and pass, but failed to connect before he then headed over a Kal Naismith cross.

Ross McCrorie was the next to go close for the hosts, shooting wide after Latics failed to clear before James Vaughan headed wide after a superb set-piece delivery from Reece James.

Again James was provider for Latics’ next chance as Jacobs broke forward and played the ball to the Chelsea loanee, who crossed for Naismith – playing at left back – but he headed wide at the back post.

On the stroke of half-time, both sides again had chances to open the scoring. First, former Latic James Tavernier had a free-kick from the edge of the Latics penalty area saved by Walton before Vaughan headed over at the other end from a Nick Powell free-kick.

Following the loss of Dan Burn to injury at half-time, Latics didn’t build on their first-half performance and would have been immediately behind but for a couple of good blocks from Burn’s replacement, Alex Bruce.

The opener came on 52 minutes as Daniel Candeias crossed for Morelos to head home from the penalty spot.

Just four minutes later and it was 2-0 as Middleton’s corner found Katic, who headed home.

The third goal was also a header as Sadiq got in to notch from another Candeias cross.

Latics made changes after the hour mark and one of them, Jamie Walker, turned from a Samy Morsy pass and shot wide of Wes Foderingham’s bottom left-hand corner.

Walker was lively and his deep cross then created a chance for Max Power, but the midfielder saw his header stopped by Foderingham.

Cook’s side got a chance for a leveller when Walker was fouled in the area but Grigg was another Latic denied by Foderingham as his penalty was saved low to the right.

Latics’ last chance fell to Gary Roberts, but he saw his effort from Leo Da Silva Lopes’ cross deflected over.

Latics: Walton; James (Da Silva Lopes 75), Burn (Bruce 45), Dunkley, Naismith (Flores 75); Morsy (Capt), Gibson (Roberts 75), McManaman (Power 57), Powell (Walker 57), Jacobs; Vaughan (Grigg 57).
Subs: Jones, Evans.

Rangers: Alnwick (Foderingham 45); Tavernier (Capt) (Hodson 62), Bradley (Katic 45), Goldson (Coulibaly 71), Halliday (Arfield 63), McCrorie, Docherty (Kent 71), Ejaria (Murphy 62), Candeias (Kelly 79), Middleton, Morelos (Sadiq 54).
Subs: Rudden.

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Ticket News

NO PAY ON THE DAY AT RANGERS FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC FANS - CLASH AT IBROX ALL-TICKET!

26 July 2018

Over 1,600 Latics fans heading to Ibrox on Sunday but there will be no pay on the day facility - supporters must secure their tickets in advance, either in person at the DW Stadium or by calling 01942 311111 before midday on Friday 27 July.

  • Ticket News: No pay on the day for Wigan Athletic fans at Rangers, tickets must be purchased in advance
  • Over 1,600 Latics fans are making the trip to Ibrox, with sales now only available in person at the DW Stadium or by calling 01942 311111.
  • Paul Cook's Latics take on Steven Gerrard's Scottish Premiership side in their final pre-season friendly.

RANGERS FC v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018
PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
IBROX STADIUM
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

Over 1,600 Latics fans are heading to Ibrox on Sunday but there will be no pay on the day facility - supporters must secure their tickets in advance, either in person at the DW Stadium or by calling 01942 311111 before midday on Friday 27 July.

Tickets remain on sale via the ticket office hotline on 01942 311111 or in person at the DW Stadium Ticket Office only.

PRICES

Adults - ÂŁ12
Over 65s - ÂŁ8
16/17-year-olds - ÂŁ8
Under 16s - ÂŁ4

Ambulant disabled supporters pay at appropriate age categories, should a companion be required tickets are free of charge for the companion. DLA and PIP accepted as qualifying benefits.

HOW TO BUY

In Person - DW Stadium Ticket Office
Phone - 01942 311111

ON SALE DATES

Tickets are available in-person at the DW Stadium and by telephone until midday on Friday 27 July. 

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