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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V OXFORD UNITED

17 April 2018

The key facts and figures ahead of Latics' Sky Bet League One clash with Oxford United.

  • Match Preview: Wigan Athletic v Oxford United.
  • All of the key information ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash at the DW Stadium.
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WIGAN ATHLETIC V OXFORD UNITED
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2018
DW STADIUM
KICK OFF 7.45PM

PRE-MATCH

Latics are gearing up for their second consecutive Sky Bet League One home game when Oxford United visit the DW Stadium, with Paul Cook's side looking to extend their lead over Blackburn Rovers at the top of the table.

A 0-0 draw against Rotherham United on Saturday extended Latics' current unbeaten run to three matches, whilst Karl Robinson's U's picked up their first victory since the manager was installed, brushing aside Chris Powell's Southend United 2-0.

FORM GUIDE

Form Guide Wigan Athletic v Oxford United

LAST FIVE IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics - WLWWD, 10 points, 13 scored, 4 conceded
Oxford United – DLDLW, 5 points, 5 scored, 5 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Latics at home – 12 wins, 7 draws, 2 defeats, 35 scored, 10 conceded
Oxford United on the road – 5 wins, 5 draws, 10 defeats, 25 scored, 31 conceded

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics – Will Grigg 17, Nick Powell 15, Michael Jacobs 11
Oxford United - Wes Thomas 10, James Henry 8, Joe Rothwell and Josh Ruffels 5

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 5 wins, Oxford United 3 wins, 1 draw
At home (Springfield Park and DW Stadium): Latics 2 wins, Oxford United 2 wins

TEAM NEWS

Team News Wigan Athletic v Oxford United

Paul Cook on team news

"We’ll just wait and see but what I will say is that we’re very lucky with the squad because whatever decision we make we’ll only do it because we feel it to be right. As a manager you’ve got to look at the data and different stuff we receive and certainly on Saturday it wasn’t an outstanding performance from us without the ball. We’ll look at it and check on all the lads again today to see what sort of team we can patch together and throw out."

Paul Cook on Nick Powell

"Nick’s played a lot of games this year and his body is probably getting to a place now where it’s never been before. A bit of fatigue will set in now but that comes with football so again like everyone else we’ll assess Nick.

"We’re aware there’s only five games to go and know the importance of every one of them, but our most important one now is Oxford United.

"We trust the whole squad though because they’ve done very well this year whenever they’ve been called upon. The likes of Gary Roberts, Noel Hunt and David Perkins have always come in and lent their hand to the team, so we’ll be okay with whatever side we put out."

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