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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V SOUTHEND UNITED

13 October 2017

Latics aiming to win four consecutive league games for the first time since March 2016 when Southend United visit the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

  • Match Preview: Wigan Athletic v Southend United
  • Latics could go top of Sky Bet League One on Saturday with a win
  • Clubs to pay tribute to Ian McNeill before the game with a minute's applause.

WIGAN ATHLETIC V SOUTHEND UNITED
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 2017
KICK-OFF 3PM
DW STADIUM

Ian McNeill (1932-2017)

We will pay our respects to former manager Ian McNeill before kick-off and show our appreciation for his part in our history with a minute's applause prior to the game - please make your way to your seat in good time so you can show your appreciation.

PCUK

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MATCH PREVIEW

Having won four of their last five games, Phil Brown's Southend United arrive at the DW Stadium in better form than the Sky Bet League One table suggests.

However, their slow start makes them underdogs against in-form Latics, who could win four consecutive Sky Bet League One games for the first time since March 2016.

A win for Paul Cook's side would lift them to the top of Sky Bet League One should Shrewsbury Town fail to win at Plymouth.

FORM GUIDE – LAST SIX

Latics – WWLWWW, 15 points

Southend – LDWWWL, 10 points

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD

Southend head to the DW having lost on their only visit here - in 2016 when Latics all-but secured their promotion to the Championship with a 4-1 win.

The Shrimpers have struggled in Wigan in general, losing on six of their seven visits to Springfield Park whilst, in comparison, Latics have struggled in Essex, winning just twice in eight visits.

Watch highlights from Latics' last meeting with Southend at the DW Stadium in 2016.

CONNECTIONS

Current Shrimpers Rob Kiernan and Marc-Antoine Fortune have previously played for Latics whilst current players here at Latics Noel Hunt and Christian Walton, have previously plied their trade at Roots Hall.

Former Latics boss Ian McNeill, who we will remember ahead of Saturday's game, played for Southend between 1962 and 1964 too.

Other connections are:
Noel Hunt
Christian Walton
Rob Kiernan
Marc-Antoine Fortune
Gary Bennett
Drewe Broughton
Leon Clarke
Shaq Coulthirst
Graeme Jones
Ian Benjamin
Rob Newman
John McMahon

Marc-Antoine Fortune

Marc-Antoine Fortune - now with Southend United


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