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17 March 2014

Wigan Athletic look to continue their lead at the top of the Final Third Development League.

Shrewsbury Town visit Christopher Park this afternoon, with Wigan Athletic looking to maintain their lead at the top of the Final Third Development League with four games remaining.

Wigan Athletic v Shrewsbury Town
Final Third Development League West
Tuesday 18 March 2014, kick off 1.30pm
Christopher Park

** Please note this fixture is to be played behind closed doors. **

Match Preview

Latics are aiming to close in on the Final Third Development League West title today with their first of the final four games of the season.

Walsall trail Latics by a point in the standings, but Peter Atherton's side still have a game in hand over the Midlands club.

Seventh place Shrewsbury Town are the visitors, with Latics having already claimed a 2-1 victory over the League One side at Greenhous Meadow in October, courtesy of goals from Danny Redmond and Joey Johnson.

Atherton's young Latics head into the game in good spirits, having booked their place in the Final Third Development League Cup last week with a 1-0 victory against Morecambe.

Making the headlines that day was Guillermo Andres who scored his ninth goal of the season, but interest also peaked as Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell made their returns to action as they both completed 45 minutes.

You can read the match report (including photo gallery) from that game by [clicking here].

For a full list of Development Squad fixtures and results [click here].

Follow The Game

As usual we will have live updates from Christopher Park on Latics Wall, with photos from the training ground, team news and debate as Latics look to secure their place in the semi-final. [Click here] to access Latics Wall and follow the game for FREE!

Goal and major incident updates will also be available on Twitter with @LaticsOfficial

Team News

Team news will be announced approximately one hour before kick off.

Last time starting XI v Morecambe: Nicholls, Rogne, Garcia, Caldwell, Holgersson, Kiernan, Phillips, Fyvie, Andres, Maloney, Jennings

Shrewsbury last time starting XI v Tranmere: Lewis, Hickman, Burton, Fletcher, Watkins, Smith, Ryan, Flint, Ginnelly, Easthope, Jones

Also In Action

Oldham Athletic (6th) v Walsall (2nd) - Kick Off 1.00pm

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