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MATCH PREVIEW: BRENTFORD FC V WIGAN ATHLETIC

14 September 2018

Latics head to Griffin Park looking to make it back-to-back Sky Bet Championship victories.

  • Match Preview: Brentford FC v Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Latics return to action following the first international fixtures of the season.
  • Watch Latics live outside of the UK on iFollow or listen to Guy Clarke and club legend Tommy Gore inside the UK.

Brentford v Wigan Athletic Tickets

BRENTFORD FC v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2018
GRIFFIN PARK
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

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

OFFICIALS

Referee - Darren England
Assistants – Nick Greenhalgh and James Mainwaring
Fourth Official – Craig Hicks

HEAD-TO-HEAD - LEAGUE

Brentford FC v Wigan Athletic Head to Head

EARLY TEAM NEWS

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Dan Burn remains unavailable but has started to step up his recovery and will be out running next week, whilst Michael Jacobs and Darron Gibson returned to training this week, the latter for the first time since the opening day of the season against Sheffield Wednesday at the DW Stadium.

One man who will definitely miss out on Latics' trip to Griffin Park is Gavin Massey. The forward, who started the season in great form, underwent surgery early this week following the hamstring injury he picked up on Latics' last visit to the capital against Queens Park Rangers late last month.

Samy Morsy, who had a slight complaint after Latics' victory against Rotherham United last time out, is cleared to feature against the Bees, whilst Joe Garner is expected to feature in the squad following his cameo debut in the final minutes of the 1-0 win.

International trio Will Grigg (Northern Ireland), Reece James (England U20) and Antonee Robinson (USA) all returned to training during the latter part of the week.

Grigg scored during his substitute appearance in Northern Ireland's 2-1 UEFA Nations League defeat to Bosnia and Herzegovina, before a 65-minute stint in their 3-0 win against Israel, whilst Robinson ended his international campaign with the match-winning assist in USA's 1-0 win against Mexico.

James played the full 90 minutes of England U20's 3-1 defeat to Netherlands at the start of the week.

BRENTFORD FC

Bees boss Dean Smith told brentfordfc.com that he has a clean bill of health following the international fixtures, with positive news of a return to training for long-term injury Rico Henry, who has been out since October 2017.

Early front-runner for the Sky Bet Championship golden boot, Neal Maupay is available for selection following his three-match ban for violent conduct, with time on the sidelines allowing him to recover from a slight injury.

FORM GUIDE - LAST FIVE LEAGUE MATCHES

Brentford FC v Wigan Athletic Form Guide

LATICS LISTEN - NATHAN ELLINGTON, NATHAN BYRNE, JAMES VAUGHAN AND NOEL WARD

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REPORT: BRENTFORD 2 – 0 WIGAN ATHLETIC

15 September 2018

Latics downed by Neal Maupay double as return to action ends in 2-0 defeat at Brentford’s Griffin Park.

  • Match Report: Brentford 2 – 0 Wigan Athletic
  • Neal Maupay double earns the Bees all three points
  • Captain Samy Morsy was sent off for Latics in the second-half

BRENTFORD
Maupay 23,62

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Attendance: 9,951 (682 away)

Latics suffered defeat on their return to Sky Bet Championship action as a Neal Maupay double either side of half-time earned Dean Smith’s side all three points.

Paul Cook’s side, who lost captain Samy Morsy to a straight red card in the second-half, had chances in both halves but didn’t create as many openings as their hosts, who denied on a number of occasions by fine Christian Walton saves and brave blocks from Chey Dunkley and Cedric Kipre.

James Vaughan, who scored from the bench in the win over Rotherham United prior to the international break, started in place of Will Grigg, who was rested after featuring twice for Northern Ireland in the international break in the only change from our last outing.

From the outset, the hosts were the dominant side and created a chance within 30 seconds but Walton was on hand to deny Maupay before he produced another save from Ollie Watkins just three minutes later.

On a dry surface, a short Reece James back-pass was intercepted by Maupay but he was superbly denied by Walton for a second time after just nine minutes.

After spending the early stages on the back foot, Latics edged into the game and Dan Bentley had to be on hand to tip over a Nick Powell drive from 25 yards before Powell was the creator two minutes later, teeing up Vaughan in the box, though he fired off target.

The opener came after just 23 minutes after more good football from the hosts ended up with Maupay tapping home at close range from a cut-back – Walton, on this occasion, left with no chance.

Latics had an immediate chance to reply as Powell fired over from a 25-yard free-kick but up to half-time the Bees then took the ascendency once more and forced Walton into further saves.

Maupay should have got his second on 58 minutes as he found himself in behind Latics’ defence but Walton’s outstretched leg further denied the striker.

Two minutes later and Latics’ task was made harder as Morsy was dismissed by referee Darren England for a late challenge on Yoann Barbet in midfield.

Just a further two minutes passed before the points were all but sealed for the hosts as Maupay fired home at close range following pinball in the area from a ball into the box.

Late chances fell to Lee Evans and substitute Joe Garner but Latics were, in the end, beaten comfortably and will now re-focus ahead of a home double header with Hull City and Bristol City.

Brentford: Bentley, MacLeod, Mepham (Jeanvier 73), Maupay (Canos 70), McEachran, Watkins, Sawyers, Benrahma (Judge 72), Dalsgaard, Konsa, Barbet.
Subs: Daniels, Yennaris, Mokotjo, Clarke.

Wigan Athletic: Walton; James, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson; Morsy (Capt), Evans; Connolly, Powell (Garner 67), Windass (McManaman 79); Vaughan (Gibson 62)
Subs: Jones, Byrne, Grigg, Jacobs.

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TICKET NEWS: LATICS FANS CAN PAY ON THE DAY AT BRENTFORD

13 September 2018

Wigan Athletic fans can pay on the day at Brentford on Saturday afternoon, with cash turnstiles available

  • Ticket News: Brentford v Wigan Athletic
  • Wigan Athletic fans can pay on the day at Griffin Park on Saturday, though tickets are still available in advance by calling 01942 311111 or visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person before 3pm on Friday
  • Over 750 tickets have been sold as of 4pm on Thursday 13 September

BRENTFORD v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2018
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
GRIFFIN PARK
KICK-OFF 3PM

Wigan Athletic fans will be able to pay on the day for Saturday's trip to Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship.

Over 750 tickets have been sold in advance for the clash at Griffin Park and supporters can still purchase in advance before 3pm on Friday by calling 01942 311111 or visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person.

Away supporters are situated in the Brook Road Stand and tickets are priced as follows for both seating and standing tickets:

Adults - £20
Over 65s - £15
18-24 - £5
Under 18s - £1

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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