Latics travel to the Kingpower Stadium to take on Leicester City this Saturday
Leicester City v Wigan Athletic
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 14 September 2013, kick off 3.00pm
Leicester City have notified us of a number of traffic problems that may impact on journey times to the Kingpower Stadium this Saturday.
The A426 Lutterworth Road in Aylestone between Soar Valley Way and Middleton Street will be closed until around the end of October, as work on the installation of a new bus lane takes place.
As this is one of the main routes to the stadium, there is likely to be disruption for those supporters arriving at the ground from the M1 and M69 motorways, with increased traffic expected on Narborough Road as supporters seek an alternative route.
In addition to work taking place on the A426, the Highways Agency will also be carrying out improvement works at junction 21 of the M1 motorway.
Work includes widening of the southbound exit slip and will require the closure of the M1 southbound exit slip, the roundabout and the M69 at various times to ensure the swift and safe completion of work.
Supporters are strongly advised to take this into account when planning their journey to matches during the early part of the season and, where possible, to arrive early and allow extra time for their journey.
After a two week break for international matches Wigan Athletic begin a busy period of the season playing four games in three different competitions in the space of just 10 days.
Ahead of the long-anticipated start to Latics' UEFA Europa League campaign, this Saturday see Owen Coyle’s side travel to the Kingpower Stadium at Leicester looking to build on the massive three points gained against Nottingham Forest last time out at the DW Stadium.
Leicester City are in decent form winning two of their last three Championship games against Birmingham City and Derby County.
Wigan Athletic could welcome back Callum McManaman to the squad. The striker has served his three-match ban for his red card at Bournemouth and has been using the time to further strengthen the ankle he injured at Arsenal at the end of last season. Grant Holt meanwhile continues his recover from his injury picked up in the Middlesbrough game. Gary Caldwell, Ali Al Habsi and Ivan Ramis all remain sidelined.
Leicester City, like Latics, have had a number of personnel away on international duty and have been waiting on their safe return but all are expected to be available for Saturday’s game.
Defender Sean St. Ledger is the only injury concern for Nigel Pearson. The Republic of Ireland international is not expected to feature following his knee injury while defender Matthew James will miss the game following his sending off for two bookable offences in Leicester's defeat at Chartlon.
Head to Head
31 Aug 13 v Charlton [A] (Championship) L2-1
27 Aug 13 v Carlise [A] (League Cup) W2-5
24 Aug 13 v Birmingham [H] (Championship) W3-2
17 Aug 13 v Derby [A] (Championship) W0-1
11 Aug 13 v Leeds [H] (Championship) D0-0
06 Aug 13 v Wycombe [A] (League Cup) W1-2
31 Aug 13 v Nottingham Forest [H] (Championship) W2-1
25 Aug 13 v Middlesbrough [H] (Championship) D2-2
20 Aug 13 v Doncaster [H] (Championship) D2-2
17 Aug 13 v Bournemouth [A] (Championship) L1-0
11 Aug 13 v Man Utd [N] (Community Shield) L2-0
03 Aug 13 v Barnsley [A] (Championship) W0-4
Last League Line Ups
Leicester City (v Charlton [A] L2-1): K Schmeichel, W Morgan, R de Laet (A Knockaert , 56), L Moore, I Miquel , A King, D Drinkwater, M James (s/o 52), J Vardy (C Wood, 67), D Nugent, J Schlupp (L Dyer, 72)
Subs not used: C Logan, N Danns, Z Bakayogo, Z Whitbread
Wigan Athletic [v Nottingham Forest [H] W2-1): S Carson, L Barnett, E Boyce, J Beausejour ,T Rogne, B Watson (C McCann, 77), J Gomez, R Espinoza (J McArthur, 65), J McCarthy,S Maloney, M Fortune (J McClean, 86)
Subs not used: J Perch, L Nicholls, S Crainey, N Dicko
Referee: David Webb
Assistant Referees: Joe Clark and Ian Rathbone
Fourth Official: Nick Hobbis