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PREVIEW: LATICS WELCOME PLYMOUTH ARGYLE TO THE DW STADIUM

25 September 2017

Latics look to make it three home wins in a row when Pilgrims come to town.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC v PYMOUTH ARGYLE
DW STADIUM
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2017
KICK OFF 7.45pm

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP
Derek Adams’s Plymouth Argyle are the next visitors to the DW Stadium as Latics look to make it three home wins in a row and bounce back from Saturday’s disappointment at Peterborough.

Paul Cook expressed his frustration that the game at the Abax Stadium hadn’t been won by half-time and is looking for a reaction against the under-fire Pilgrims, who have found life extremely tough since promotion from League Two. The Latics manager has warned to expect a really tough game against a side looking to build miomentum of their own.

Captain Samy Morsy is in contention after serving a one-match suspension and could come straight back into the squad while Cook will also decide on whether or not to make any other changes to the squad. He swapped Ivan Toney for Will Grigg on Saturday at Peterborough and brought Nick Powell back in place of Gary Roberts.

For Argyle, defender Sonny Bradley misses the game after picking up a red card in the home defeat to Doncaster on Saturday.


Derek Adams – tough start

FORM GUIDE – LAST SIX
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The sides have got virtually opposite form and goal difference. With just two points from the last 24 on offer, The Pilgrims will be looking to contain Latics and be solid against a potent strike force who have already found the net 17 times in the first nine games of the season, conceding just six at the other end.

Plymouth have managed two draws in their four games on the road, shipping 16 goals and scoring just six.

The odds are heavily stacked in Latics’ favour but football has a habit of not going to form. Argyle will probably come to defend and look for set-pieces and breakaways, Latics will be dominant in possession and create chances. The outcome will depend upon which side plays their respective roles better.

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD 
The teams have not met since the 2004-05 season, when each side won on the other’s ground. 

In Detail:
League:  Latics 6 wins, Plymouth Argyle 9 wins and 3 draws
FA Cup: No matches
League Cup:  No matches
Home record (league only): Latics 3 wins, Plymouth Argyle 4 wins, 2 draws


Tony Dinning celebrates with future Argyle player Gary Teale during Latics’ win at Home Park in October 2002

CONNECTIONS
Not many players link the clubs historically, Andy Kellett being the most recent, followed by Gary Teale, Scott Sinclair and Steve Morgan. Warren Joyce is also a former Argyle player.


Scott Sinclair, one of the few to have played at both


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