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6 December 2013

Latics head to South London looking to end a run of four straight losses

Millwall v Wigan Athletic
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 7 December 2013, kick off 3.00pm
New Den

Match Preview

Wigan Athletic travel to South London looking to end a run of four straight defeats including three loses at the DW Stadium and the 2-0 reverse at Elland Road on Wednesday night.

Millwall come into Saturday's match with just one win from the last eight although there are some very credible draws in there against Nottingham Forest, Burnley, Reading and QPR.

Millwall's defence is perhaps their biggest problem having jointly (with Barnsley) conceded the most goals (36)  in the Championship so far this season, twice as many as Latics.   However Wigan Athletic would need to improved their tally of away goals to add to that stats as Latics have only scored one away goal since the 4-0 win at Barnsley on the opening day of the season.

Team News

Gary Caldwell and Ali Al Habsi have been continued to step up their recovery this week although neither are expected to be available for Saturday.  Scott Carson returned to take his place in goal against Leeds United in midweek and suffered no ill effects on his return.

Form Guide

Millwall (P6, W1, D3, L2)

03/12/13 - Championship - Nottm Forest (H) D2-2
30/11/13 - Championship - Leicester City (A) L3-0
23/11/13 - Championship - Barnsley (H) W1-0
09/11/13 - Championship - Bolton (A) L3-1
02/11/13 - Championship - Burnley (H) D2-2
26/10/13 - Championship - Reading (A) D1-1

Wigan Athletic (P6, W1, D0, L5)

04/12/13 - Championship - Leeds (A) L2-0
01/12/13 - Championship - Derby (H) L1-3
28/11/13 - Europa League - Zulte Waregem (H) L1-2
23/11/13 - Championship - Brighton (H) L0-1
10/11/13 - Championship - Yeovil (A) W0-1
07/11/13 - Championship - Rubin Kazan (A) L1-0

Last League Line ups

Millwall (v Nottingham Forest (H) D2-2): D Forde, P Robinson, M Beevers, A Dunne, S Malone, L Trotter, L Martin (L Feeney, 75), N Abdou, M Woolford (S McDonald, 86), S Morison, M Waghorn (A Keogh, 69).
Subs not used: J Smith, S Bywater, J Easter, D Shittu.

Match Officials

Assistant Referees: Barry Holderness and Grant Taylor
Fourth Official:  Gary Jerden

The game will be referee Scott Duncan’s fifth Championship game and 15th game in total this season in which the Northumberland based official has dished out a total of 31 yellow cards without any dismissals.

Follow the game LIVE

You can listen to full match commentary from the Den on Latics Player from 2pm with your regular commentary team of Paul Chailton and Latics legend Neill Rimmer.  If you're not a Player subscriber, you can get online straight away by [clicking here].

You can also follow the game live on THE WALL, our brand new interactive feature where you'll get minute by minute updates plus you'll be able to share your views, vote for your man of the match and interact with our club journalist Nick Taylor at the ground. [Click here] to go the THE WALL now.

Everybody Else

Derby v Blackpool (12.15pm)
Birmingham v Middlesbrough
Bolton v Doncaster
Brighton v Leicester
Burnley v Barnsley
Ipswich v Huddersfield
Leeds v Watford
QPR v Blackburn
Reading v Bournemouth
Sheff Wed v Nottm Forest
Yeovil v Charlton

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