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MATCH PREVIEW: SCUNTHORPE UNITED V WIGAN ATHLETIC

31 December 2015

Latics head to Scunthorpe for third consecutive away match.

  • Latics travel to Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One.
  • 2016 kicks off with third consecutive away fixture.
  • Pay on the day available at Glanford Park on Saturday 2 January.

Scunthorpe United v Wigan Athletic
Saturday 2 January 2016, kick off 3.00pm
at Glanford Park
Sky Bet League One

PREVIEW



Latics looking for third straight win, following Fleetwood and Barnsley victories.

Latics begin the New Year on the road for the third consecutive Sky Bet League One fixture, when they head to Scunthorpe United on Saturday 2 January for a 3.00pm kick off at Glanford Park.

The Iron proved to be Latics' first victory of the 2015/16 campaign, a comfortable 3-0 win at the DW Stadium, and Gary Caldwell's side will be looking to start 2016 in a similar fashion, following on from consecutive away wins against Barnsley and Fleetwood Town at the end of December.

Scunthorpe's festive fortunes were mixed, losing 1-0 at home to Sheffield United on the 19th, before a 1-0 victory away to Doncaster Rovers, followed by a 1-1 at home against Rochdale.  An accumulation of four points out of a possible nine sees Mark Robins' side sat 14th in the league table, just six points from a play-off spot.

Latics currently occupy fifth spot, eight points from an automatic promotion place and three ahead of seventh place Southend United.

TEAM NEWS



Grant Holt available for selection following loan at Wolves.

Stephen Dawson made a return to action for Scunthorpe on Monday afternoon against Rochdale, his first appearance following a four-month lay off with injury, whilst for Latics, Chris McCann made his return from a short-term injury picked up against Southend when he was introduced in the second half during Latics' 3-1 win at Fleetwood.

Kevin McNaughton continues to recover from his long-term injury, whilst Grant Holt is now available for Latics having returned from his loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

SCUNTHORPE IN 2015/16 SO FAR



Leading goal scorer Paddy Madden.

Position: 14th
Last six (league): WLDLWD
Biggest win: 3-0 (A) v Chesterfield
Biggest defeat: 0-4 (H) v Peterborough United
Home record: W5 D2 L5
Away record: W4 D2 L6
Goals scored: 27 (9H+18A)
Goals conceded: 30 (11H+19A)
Leading goal scorer (league): Paddy Madden 11

LAST MEETING



Latics claimed their first victory of the 2015/16 season at home to Scunthorpe in August, with goals from Will Grigg, Donervon Daniels and Craig Davies sealing a comfortable win at the DW Stadium.

Grigg gave Latics an early lead from the penalty spot inside the third minute, before Daniels doubled the lead midway through the first half to score his first goal for the club.  Davies also grabbed his first for Latics with 20 minutes remaining to round off a confident victory.

Latics: O'Donnell, James, Daniels, Morgan, Kenny, Perkins, McCann, Jacobs (Murray 76), Junior (Power 85), Grigg, Davies (Coulthirst 73)
Unused subs: Jaaskelainen, McNaughton, Barnett, Flores

Scunthorpe: Anyon, Wiseman (McAllister 45), Laird, Mirfin, Clarke, Bishop, Dawson (Van Veen 75), King, Ness (Adelakun 45), Madden, Hopper
Unused subs: Watson, Goode, Henderson, McSheffrey

PAY ON THE DAY

Supporters wishing to make the first match of the New Year can do so by purchasing tickets in advance from the DW Stadium Ticket Office until 11.00am on Thursday 31 December, or by paying cash on the turnstiles at Glanford Park, with the following prices:

AMS Stand (Reserved seating)

Adults - £22.00
Over 65 years - £15.00
Under 21 years & Full Time Student - £15.00   
Under 18 years - £11.00       
Under 16 years - £6.00
Under 12 years - FOC (Max 2 per paying adult) (Must be collected from the ticket office at Scunthorpe on the day)                       
Ambulant - Relevant price class, includes free carer if eligible
Disabled - Relevant price class includes free carer if eligible

FOLLOW THE GAME


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