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MK DONS V WIGAN ATHLETIC

13 January 2014

Latics travel to Stadium MK hoping to settle third round tie and set up a fourth round date with Crystal Palace

MK Dons v Wigan Athletic
FA Cup with Budweiser, third round replay
Tuesday 14 January, kick off 7.45pm
Stadium MK


Match Preview

Having never previously faced MK Dons, Latics now prepare for the second meeting with the Dons in 10 days after a 3-3 draw at the DW Stadium.  Latics led 2-0 in the first game before Dons levelled the game in two crazy minutes before halftime.  Latics led again through Callum McManaman but Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford pulled the Dons level again, his final contribution to Karl Robinson's side before he moved to Derby County.

The prize for a victory is a fourth round tie against Premier League Crystal Palace.

Team News

MK Dons striker Dean Bowditch could feature in the game after the 27 year old striker made a goalscoring return against Shrewsbury on Saturday.

Bowditch headed the winner late in the game as he made his first appearance of the season following a hip injury.

Uwe Rosler once again is keeping his cards very close to his chest but Everton loanee Tyias Browning, who made his debut on Saturday, along with Rob Kiernan are both cup tied.

The German did hint at one or two surprises saying "We are very determined to win because there is a mouthwatering tie against Premier League opposition up for grabs in the fourth round.

"We are a little bit thin at the moment with players being cup tied, so there may be a few surprises to my team."

Form Guide

MK Dons (P6, W3, D2, L1)

Sat 11 Jan - League 1 - Shrewsbury (H) - W3-2
Sat 04 Jan - FA Cup R3 - Wigan Athletic (A) - D3-3
Wed 01 Jan - League 1 - Colchester (H) - D0-0
Sun 29 Dec - League 1 - Brentford (A) - L3-1
Thu 26 Dec - League 1 - Crawley (A) - W0-2
Sat 21 Dec - League 1 - Port Vale (H) - W3-0

Wigan Athletic (P6, W3, D3, L0)

Sat 11 Jan - Championship - Bournemouth (H) - W3-0
Sat 04 Jan - FA Cup R3 - MK Dons (H) - D3-3
Wed 01 Jan - Championship - Derby (A) - W0-1
Sun 29 Dec - Championship - Burnley (H) - D0-0
Thu 26 Dec - Championship - Birmingham (H) - D0-0
Sat 21 Dec - Championship - Reading (A) - W1-2

Factfile

Wigan Athletic conceded more goals in the game against MK Dons ten days ago than in the whole of the competition last season.

MK Dons' best ever FA Cup run in their current identity saw them reach the fifth round last season, beating Premier League QPR at the third round stage before eventually losing to Barnsley.

Match Officials

Referee: James Adcock
Assistant Referees: Marvyn Amphlett & David Avent
Fourth Official: Darren Sheldrake

Live Coverage

You can listen to the whole game live on Latics Player and if you're not already a Latics Player subscriber, you can get full immediate access by [clicking here].

There's also free minute by minute text updates on THE WALL where you can get involved with your comments and views.  There'll also be goal and major incident updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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