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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC v NORTHAMPTON TOWN

18 September 2017

Latics look to make it three in a row when Cobblers come to town.

  • Match Preview: Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town.
  • All of the key information ahead of the game
  • Tickets Adults £20 in advance, Over 65s £15.

WIGAN ATHLETIC v NORTHAMPTON TOWN
DW STADIUM
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2017
KICK OFF 7.45pm

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s Northampton Town are the next visitors to the DW Stadium as Latics look to make it three Sky Bet League One victories in a row.

The team backed up last Tuesday’s 3-0 scoreline at Charlton Athletic with another 3-0 result on Saturday in defeating Bristol Rovers and Paul Cook goes into this one wanting to keep up the momentum.

Chey Dunkley and Ryan Colclough are available again after suspension while Cook will be hoping Nick Powell is available after limping off early on Saturday. For Northampton, Matt Crooks, who has scored in the last three games, will be missing following a late dismissal in the 2-2 draw at Southend on Saturday.

Since coming to the Sixfields at the start of the month, Hasselbaink has overseen something of a transformation, leading the side to two wins and a draw – The Cobblers had lost the opening four matches of the season before his arrival. Cook says he is expecitng a really tough game. 


Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - reaction

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
The teams have not met since April 2003 and this will be The Cobblers’ first visit to the DW Stadium for almost 15 years – November 2002 was the last time they were here.

Cobblers’ fans would have been sick of the sight of Latics that season, with Paul Jewell’s men completing the league double, plus a victory in the League Cup. 

In Detail:
League:  Latics 15 wins, Northampton Town 12 wins and 5 draws
FA Cup: No matches
League Cup:  1 Latics win
Home record (league only): Latics 9 wins, Northampton Town 2 wins, 5 draws


Andy Liddell scores in Latics’ victory at The Sixfields in April 2003

CONNECTIONS
There could be some familiar faces in either dug-out as Michael Jacobs and Ivan Toney face the club at which they came through the ranks to make their professional debuts – while Latics fans can welcome back for the first time since they left the DW Stadium both Leon Barnett and Alex Revell.

Others to have worn both teams’ shirts over the years have been Lee Nicholls, Charlie Bishop, Ian Benjamin and Pat Gavin.


Michael Jacobs – started his career at The Sixfields Stadium

 


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