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24 January 2014

Latics continue their defence of the FA Cup against Crystal Palace this weekend

Wigan Athletic v Crystal Palace
FA Cup with Budweiser, Fourth Round
Saturday 25 January 2014, kick off 3.00pm
DW Stadium, Wigan

Match Tickets

Tickets for this game are still available and will be on sale until kick off from the ticket office.  There will be cash turnstiles clear.y marked on the East Stand which will be clearly marked. [Click here] for full pay on the day details.

Match Preview

Wigan Athletic will continue their defence of the FA Cup with Budweiser against Crystal Palace this Saturday at the DW Stadium, it will be the first FA Cup meeting between the two sides.

Latics booked their place in the fourth round after an extra time win over MK Dons in the third round of the competition while Tony Pulis' Palace defeated West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns in their all Premier League encounter.

Video Previews

Ahead of the game, Latics Player spoke to manager Uwe Rosler about his prepaprations and team news.  [Click here] to watch the video.  We also spoke with former Palace and current Latics midfielder Ben Watson.  [Click here] to see the Ben video.

Team News

Latics continue without long term injured Gary Caldwell and Shaun Maloney. Tyias Browning is ineligible as per the terms of his loan deal and Rob Kiernan is cup-tied.  New loan signing Josh McEachran is eligible to play in the FA Cup but is unlikely to feature for a couple of weeks as he looks to improve his fitness.  Meanwhile Nick Powell has missed some of training this week and will not start the game but could be used from the bench if needed.

For the visitors Jack Hunt and Jerome Thomas are nearing a return for Palace although Saturday's game could too soon for them.

Head to Head

This will be only the fourth meeting between the two sides. The last time Latics met Crystal Palace was a 2-1 defeat in the League Cup at Selhurst Park in September 2011.  They have only met once at the DW Stadium when Latics won 5-0. [Click here] to see highlights of that game on our YouTube channel, and don't forget to subscribe.

Form Guide

Wigan Athletic (P6, W3, D2, L1)

Sat 18 Jan - Championship - Doncaster Rovers (A) - L3-0
Tue 14 Jan - FA Cup R3 (R) - MK Dons (A) - W1-3 AET
Sat 11 Jan - Championship - Bournemouth (H) - W3-0
Sat 4 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

Crystal Palace (P6, W3, D1, L2)

Sat 18 Jan - Premier League - Stoke (H) - W1-0
Sat 11 Jan - Premier League - Tottenham (A) - L2-0
Sat 04 Jan - FA Cup R3 - West Brom (A) - W0-2
Wed 01 Jan - Premier League - Norwich (H) - D1-1
Sat 28 Dec - Premier League - Man City (A) - L1-0
Thu 26 Dec - Premier League - Aston Villa (A) - W0-1

Last FA Cup Line Ups

Wigan Athletic (v MK Dons [A] W1-3 AET): A Al Habsi, L Barnett, J Perch (N Powell, 60), C McCann, S Crainey, B Watson, R Espinoza, J McArthur, J McClean (J Gomez, 72), M Fortune, F Fyvie (E Boyce, 60).
Subs not used: L Nicholls, J Beausejour, D Redmond, J Garcia.

Crystal Palace (v WBA [A] W0-2): J Speroni, D Gabbidon, A Mariappa, J Parr, D Delaney, J Williams (M Chamakh, 78), K Dikgacoi, Y Bolasie, B Bannan (J Puncheon, 79), D Gayle, H Boateng (S O'Keefe, 68).
Subs not used: P McCarthy, D Moxey, S Dobbie, L Price.

Match Officials

Referee - Michael Jones
Assistant Referee 1 - Michael Mcdonough
Assistant Referee 2 - Ronald Ganfield
Fourth Official - Gary Sutton

Everyone Else

Arsenal v Coventry (Fri, 7.45pm)
Nottm Forest v Preston (Fri, 8.00pm)
Bournemouth v Liverpool (12.45pm)
Birmingham v Swansea
Bolton v Cardiff
Huddersfield v Charlton
Man City v Watford
Port Vale v Brighton
Rochdale v Sheff Wed
Southampton v Yeovil
Southend v Hull
Sunderland v Kidderminster
Stevenage v Everton (5.30pm)
Sheff Utd v Fulham (Sun, 1.00pm)
Chelsea v Stoke (Sun, 3.30pm)

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