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Match Previews


2 May 2014

A look ahead to the final Sky Bet Championship match of the regular season.

Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 2 May 2014, kick off 3.00pm
Ewood Park, Blackburn

Match Preview

Around 2000 Wigan Athletic supporters will make the final day trip to Ewood Park this Saturday as the regular season closes with an interesting fixture against Blackburn Rovers. 

Tickets can be purchased on the day from 10.45am from the Darwin End ticket office at Ewood Park.

Uwe Rosler's side are already assured of a play off spot but the final league position, which will determine the play off opposition is, still to be confirmed.

Ivan Ramis has been back in full training and could be in contention while Gary Caldwell suffered no ill consequences after his 90 minute performance on Tuesday at St. Andrew's..

Nick Powel has been on antibiotics to overcome a bout of tonsillitis but has had a light training session while Ben Watson (leg) and Chris McCann (knee) remain sidelined.

For our hosts Ben Marshall is available after his ankle injury.

You can listen to the whole game live on Latics Player from midday with your your commentary team of Allan Martin and Neill Rimmer. [Click here] to login or sign-up today.

You can also follow the game live on The Wall.

Head to Head

This will be the 20th meeting between the two sides with Blackburn winning eleven to Latics' five victories.[Click here] for our full head to head.

Form Guide

Wigan Athletic (P6, W2, D1, L3)

29 Apr '14 - Championship - Birmingham (A) - W0-1
26 Apr '14 - Championship - Burnley (A) - L2-0
21 Apr '14 - Championship - Blackpool (H) - L0-2
18 Apr '14 - Championship - Reading (H) - W3-0
12 Apr '14 - FA Cup SF - Arsenal (W) - D1-1* AET
08 Apr '14 - Championship - Millwall (H) - L0-1

Blackburn Rovers (P6, W4, D2, L0)

26 Apr '14 - Championship - Charlton (A) - W1-3
21 Apr '14 - Championship - Birmingham (A) - W2-4
18 Apr '14 - Championship - Yeovil (H) - D0-0
12 Apr '14 - Championship - Sheff Weds (A) - D3-3
08 Apr '14 - Championship - QPR (H) - W2-0
05 Apr '14 - Championship - Ipswich (H) - W2-0

Last League Line Ups

Blackburn Rovers (v Charlton [A] W1-3): P Robinson, M Keane, M Kilgallon, M Olsson, G Hanley, C Conway (C Taylor, 89), C Evans, T Cairney, J King (L Feeney, 74), J Rhodes (L Williamson, 85), R Gestede.
Subs not used: T Kane, D Rittenberg, S Eastwood, L Varney.

Wigan Athletic (v Birmingham [A] W0-1):
S Carson, G Caldwell, J Perch, E Boyce, J Beausejour, R Kiernan, J Gomez, J McArthur, C McManaman (N Maynard, 84), S Maloney (L Barnett, 89), M Waghorn (M Fortune, 61).
Subs not used: A Al Habsi, R Espinoza, J Collison, S Crainey.

Match Officials

Referee - Roger East
Assistant Referee 1 - Peter Bankes
Assistant Referee 2 - Mark Scholes
Fourth Official - Geoff Eltringham
Assessor - Alan Wilkie

Eveyobody Else

Barnsley v QPR
Blackpool v Charlton Athletic
Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City
Ipswich Town v Sheff Weds
Leeds Utd v Derby County
Leicester City v Doncaster Rovers
Millwall v Bournemouth
Nottm Forest v Brighton
Reading v Burnley
Watford v Huddersfield Town
Yeovil v Middlesborough


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