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7 February 2014

A look ahead to Saturday's game at the John Smith's Stadium

Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 8 February 2014, kick off 3.00pm
John Smith's Stadium

Match Tickets

Tickets for the games are available to purchase on the turnstiles (cash) and at the ticket office (card) at the John Smiths Stadium on the day.  Around 1500 Wigan fans are expected to be in attendance at the game.

If you're not able to make the trip, there'll be full coverage on with full match commentary on Latics Player and minute by minute interactive cover on The Wall.

Match Preview

Wigan Athletic supporters will pack into the John Smith's Stadium this Saturday where Uwe Rosler's side go in search of a second successive league win.  Latics have good recent memories of visiting this part of Yorkshire having won 4-1 there on the way to winning the FA Cup at Wembley in May.

Huddersfield return to the John Smith's Stadium after losing heavily at Elland Road, although the scoreline didn't tell the full story, Mark Robins' men could have been much further ahead in the game before Leeds netted their first of the afternoon.  That defeat to Leeds however was the Terriers' fourth straight loss.

Team News

The Wigan Athletic squad will feature new signing Martyn Waghorn, although the manager would not say whether his debut would be from the bench.  There was also no word on the fitness of Nick Powell.  This week's other new signing Markus Holgersson looks set to miss out on his debut this weekend having been ill for part of this week. 

For the hosts, James Vaughan looks set to return to action and could lead the Huddersfield line alongside Nahki Wells.  The 25-year-old striker, who has netted 10 times for town, has played just twice since Christmas.  The return of Vaughan means that Huddersfield are more or less at full strength.

Head to Head

Huddersfield lead the way with nine league wins to Latics' six.  [Click here] to see our full head to head record.

Form Guide

Huddersfield Town (P6, W2, D0, L4)

Sat 01 Feb - Championship - Leeds (A) - L5-1
Tue 28 Jan - Championship - Bournemouth (A) - L2-1
Sat 25 Jan - FA Cup R4 - Charlton (H) - L0-1
Sat 18 Jan - Championship - QPR (A) - L2-1
Sat 11 Jan - Championship - Millwall (H) - W1-0
Sat 04 Jan - FA Cup R3 - Grimsby (A) - W2-3

Wigan Athletic (P6, W4, D1, L1)

Sat 01 Feb - Championship - Charlton (H) - W2-1
Tue 28 Jan - Championship - Middlesbrough (A) - D0-0
Sat 25 Jan - FA Cup R4 - Crystal Palace (H) - W2-1
Sat 18 Jan - Championship - Doncaster (A) - L3-0
Tue 14 Jan - FA Cup R3(r) - MK Dons (A) W1-3 AET
Sat 11 Jan - Championship - Bournemouth (H) W3-0
Match Officials

Referee - Mark Brown
Assistant Referee 1 - Geoffrey Law
Assistant Referee 2 - Ollie Yates
Fourth Official - Jeremy Simpson
Assessor - Paul Robinson

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