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31 January 2014

A preview of this weekend's action at the DW Stadium

Wigan Athletic v Charlton Athletic
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 1 February 2014, kick off 3.00pm
DW Stadium

Match Preview

Wigan Athletic will be looking to get back to winning ways on home soil against Charlton Athletic this Saturday after two disappointing league results on the road.  Uwe Rosler's side are currently seven points adrift of Reading who currently occupy sixth spot in the table, although Latics have two games in hand.

Chris Powell's Charlton Athletic find themselves two points adrift of safety at the wrong end of the table coming into Saturday's game after they went down 3-0 to Doncaster in midweek, the Addicks in desperate need of the points to mount a survival bid.

Both teams still have the distraction of the FA Cup having booked their place in the fifth round last Saturday.  Charlton recorded an impressive 1-0 win at Huddersfield while Latics negotiated their way past Premier League opponents Crystal Palace.

Team News

Nick Powell is 50-50 to play any part in the game tomorrow but he will be assessed on the day along with a couple of other unnamed players.  Uwe Rosler has also confirmed that Josh McEachran will be on the bench for the game. Gary Caldwell and Shaun Maloney remain sidelined.

Laurie Wilson will miss the game as he was sent off in the midweek defeat to Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Head to Head

Saturday's game will be the sixth meeting between the two sides, all of them league fixtures.  Both teams have two wins to their name with just the one draw, that coming at the Valley last time they met. [Click here] for the full head to head record. 

Form Guide

Wigan Athletic (P6, W3, D2, L1)

Tue 28 Jan - Championship - Middlesbrough (A) - D0-0
Sat 25 Jan - FA Cup R4 - Crystal Palcace (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 - Cournemouth (H) - W3-0
Sat 04 Jan - FA Cup R3 - MK Dons (H) - D3-3

Charlton Athletic (P6, W2, D2, L2)

Tye 28 Jan - Championship - Doncaster (A) - L3-0
Sat 25 Jan - FA Cup R4 - Huddersfield (A) - W0-1
Tue 21 Jan - FA Cup R3(r) - Oxford Utd (A) - W0-3
Sat 18 Jan - Championship - Middlesbrough (A) - L1-0
Tue 14 Jan - FA Cup R3 - Oxford Utd (H) - D2-2
Wed 01 Jan - Championship - Ipswich (A) - D1-1

Last League Line Ups

Wigan Athletic (v Middlesbrough [A] D0-0): A Al Habsi, L Barnett, J Perch yellow card, E Boyce, B Watson yellow card (J McArthur, 60), C McCann, J Beausejour, S Crainey, R Espinoza, M Fortune (J McClean, 60), N Powell (N Maynard, 85).
Subs Not Used: T Browning, L Nicholls, R Kiernan, J Gomez.

Charlton Athletic (v Doncaster [A] L3-0): B Alnwick, H Lennon, D Dervite, M Morrison, C Evina (R Wood, 45), L Wilson red card (s/o 35), D Stephens yellow card (A Ajdarevic, 79), J Jackson, J Cousins, Y Kermorgant, S Church (C Harriott, 76).
Subs Not Used: J Pigott, Y Thuram-Ulien, M Sordell, D Green

Match Officials

Referee - Michael Bull
Assistant Referee 1 - Edward Smart
Assistant Referee 2 - Nigel Smith
Fourth Official - Danny Gratton
Assessor - Joseph Worral

Everyone Else

QPR v Burnley (12.15pm)
Birmingham v Derby
Blackburn v Blackpool
Bournemouth v Leicester
Doncaster v Middlesbrough
Ipswich v Bolton
Leeds v Huddersfield
Millwall v Reading
Sheff Weds v Barnsley
Nottm Forest v Yeovil (Sun, 3.00pm)
Watford v Brighton (Sun, 3.00pm)


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