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DEVELOPMENT TEAM NEWS: STOKE CITY V WIGAN ATHLETIC

22 December 2015

Latics on the road in final FTDL cup group match.

  • Stoke v Latics in the Final Third Development League Cup.
  • Latics unable to qualify as Port Vale lead group on seven points.
  • Latics on three points after victory over Wrexham.

Final Third Development League Cup Group C
Stoke City v Wigan Athletic
Tuesday 22 December 2015, kick off 1.00pm
Clayton Wood Training Complex


TEAM NEWS

Stoke: Eve, Bardsley, Taylor, Sidwell, Banks, Wilson, Odemwingie, Adam, Joselu, Diouf, Shenton
Subs: Pringle, Isted, Telford, Lecygne, O'Reilly

Latics:
Evans, Burke, Langford, Purzycki, Anson, Hendry, O’Brien, Barrigan, Cosgrove, Robles, Lingard
Subs: Absalom, McNally, Beaumont, Lang, Merrie

PREVIEW

Latics head to Stoke City's training unable to qualify for the semi-final of the Final Third Development League Cup, after Port Vale beat Wrexham 2-0 in early November to go top of Group C on seven points, leaving Latics in third on three.

The hosts still have a chance to progress, with a victory of any score sending them through as group winners on goal difference over the Valiants.

Latics are looking to bounce back from consecutive defeats in recent weeks, having lost to Wrexham last month and more recently Accrington Stanley in the Lancashire FA Senior Cup.

Stoke on the other hand are in fine form, winning their last four matches in the Under 21 Premier League Division Two, with victories over Arsenal, Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa, taking them into fifth place, just three from the top.

FOLLOW THE MATCH

You can follow the game live with our free interactive service Latics Wall, bringing you minute-by-minute text commentary and debate.

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


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