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DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW: JACOBS STARTS ALONGSIDE SIX FIRST TEAMERS

29 March 2016

Michael Jacobs set to step up recovery from injury.

  • Latics v Burton Albion at Christopher Park.
  • Fifth versus seventh in the Final Third Development League.
  • Michael Jacobs and six other first team players involved.

Final Third Development League West
Wigan Athletic v Burton Albion
Tuesday 29 March 2016, kick off 2.00pm
at Christopher Park

TEAM NEWS

Michael Jacobs is set to continue his recovery from injury, alongside first teamers Lee Nicholls, Tim Chow, Leon Barnett, Andy Kellett, Craig Davies and Haris Vuckic in a strong starting XI.

Latics: Nicholls, Burke, Lingard, Chow, Anson, Barnett, Kellett, Hamilton, Davies, Jacobs, Vuckic
Subs: Cosgrove, Barrigan, Dobie, Wilson, Williams

Burton: Hornby, Hunt, Pearson, Gatter, Smith, O'Brien, Hallahan, Shelton, S'Bara, Garnett, Cotterill
Subs: Dinanga, Steele, Walker

PREVIEW

Latics host Burton Albion in the Final Third Development League West, searching for their first victory in three matches and looking to keep within touching distance of league leaders Walsall, who sit six points above Peter Atherton's side having played two more matches.

The Development Squad are currently fifth in the FTDL, with visitors Burton in seventh one point behind Latics on 13.

Latics' last outing saw them narrowly defeated 1-0 away to and experienced Bradford City at the Coral Windows Stadium, while the Brewers also tasted a similar fate in their last match, losing 1-0 to leaders Walsall.

The previous meeting between today's sides saw Latics fall to a 3-1 defeat away from home.

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


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