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9 November 2013

Latics return to league action this Sunday with a trip to Huish PArk

Yeovil Town v Wigan Athletic
Sky Bet Championship
Sunday 10 November 2013, kick off 3.00pm
Huish Park

Wigan Athletic will meet Yeovil Town for the first time ever this Sunday as Owen Coyle's side return to league action after Thursday night's Europa League clash with Rubin Kazan in Russia.  The game will provide a strong test of the teams' ability to return to league duties following a long away midweek trip.

The bottom-placed Glovers return to their Huish Park home two weeks after the 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest; their first ever home win at second league level and only their second league win of the season.

Latics have never lost after a European game but away from home have not scored or won since the opening day win at Barnsley, something that will need to change if all three points are to head back to Wigan come 5 o'clock on Sunday evening.

With favourable results elsewhere on Saturday Latics' can climb as high a 7th in the Championship table, the same fortune for Yeovil would see them move off the bottom.

Team News

Yeovil Town could welcome back Irish striker Paddy Madden from injury.

On loan Andy Williams is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee ligament problem, midfielder Ed Upson is suspended and Fraser Fyvie is unavailable to face his parent club.

Ben Watson will be back in contention for a return to the side after he sat out of the Rubin Kazan game having been ill for the previous two days and if the manager does as he has following previous European ventures, there will likely be a number of other changes. Marc Albrighton should also come back into the squad, the winger wasn't eligible for Europe. Jean Beausejour has missed the last two games with a foot injury and is expected to remain sidelined. Shaun Maloney, Gary Caldwell and Ali Al Habsi all remain on the sidelines with Ivan Ramis edging even closer to a return having played in another Reserve team fixture at Tranmere on Tuesday in which the Spaniard scored. 

Emmerson Boyce who also did not feature in Europe could also return to the side - If he does it will be the defender's 200th start for the club.

Form Guide - Last Six

Yeovil Town (P6 W1, D2, L3)
Sat 02 Nov 2013, Championship - Leeds (A) L2-0
Sat 26 Oct 2013, Championship - Nottm Forest (H) W3-1
Sat 19 Oct 2013, Championship - Brighton (H) D0-0
Sat 05 Oct 2013, Championship, Middlesbrough (A) L4-1
Tue 01 Oct 2013, Championship, Leicester (H) L1-2
Sat 28 Sep 2013, Championship, Bolton (A) D1-1

Wigan Athletic (P6, W2, D2, L2)
Thu 07 Nov 2013, Europa League - Rubin Kazan (A) L1-0
Sat 02 Nov 2013, Championship - Huddersfield Town (H) W2-1
Wed 30 Oct 2013, Championship - QPR (H) D0-0
Thu 24 Oct 2013, Europa League - Rubin Kazan (H) D1-1
Sat 19 Oct 2013, Championship - Blackpool (A) L1-0
Sun 06 Oct 2013, Championship - Blackburn (H) W2-1

Match Officials

Referee - James Linington
Assistant Referee 1 - Adam Bromley
Assistant Referee 2 - Adrian Tranter
Fourth Official - Paul Rees

Referee James Linnington has handed out four red cards and 41 yellows in just 12 games so far this season.  Sunday's game will be his 3rd Championship game of the season having previously officiated Derby's 3-2 win at Watford and Ipswich's 3-1 home win over Middlesbrough.

Everybody Else (Sat, 3pm - unless stated)

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


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