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MATCH PREVIEW: QUEENS PARK RANGERS V WIGAN ATHLETIC

24 August 2018

Latics head to Queens Park Rangers looking to make it back-to-back wins on the road in the Sky Bet Championship.

  • Match Preview: Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Watch Live: Supporters outside of the UK can stream the match live on iFollow.
  • Listen Live: Can't make it down to Loftus Road? Join Guy Clarke and Tommy Gore with full match audio commentary

2018-19 Season Cards

QUEENS PARK RANGERS v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2018
LOFTUS ROAD
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

PREVIEW

Latics travel down to Loftus Road with their heads held high following Wednesday night's 3-0 thrashing of Stoke City in their own back yard, but they'll come up against a Queens Park Rangers side determined to end the streak of defeats that has them bottom of the Sky Bet Championship.

Steve McClaren's men lost 3-0 at home against Bristol City in midweek, meaning they've now conceded 10 goals in their past two outings after they shipped seven against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

Latics will play in the brand new PUMA 2018-19 away kit sponsored by DW Fitness First and 3P Logistics.

OFFICIALS

Referee - Stephen Martin
Assistant Referee 1 - Andrew Fox
Assistant Referee 2 - Ian Cooper
Fourth Official - James Linington

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Head to Head Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic

EARLY TEAM NEWS

QUEENS PARK RANGERS

Our hosts on Saturday, Queens Park Rangers, made a double signing on Thursday afternoon to bolster their attacking options ahead of the clash at Loftus Road, with Tomer Hemed arriving from Brighton & Hove Albion and Nahki Wells from Burnley on loan deals.

The Premier League duo could be in line for their debuts in W12, whilst defender Joel Lynch has returned to training this week to give Steve McClaren a full squad to choose from off the back of their 3-0 defeat to Bristol City on Tuesday night.

QPR XI v Bristol City: Ingram, Rangel, Leistner, Baptiste, Bidwell, Luongo, Scowen, Freeman, Wszolek, Washington, Eze

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Latics continue to focus on the recoveries of Dan Burn and Darron Gibson and the fitness programme of striker Joe Garner.

Speaking to iFollow Latics on Friday morning, Paul Cook said he may be forced into changes at Loftus Road due to the intense nature of our opening fixtures, with a number of players likely to come into the team following Wednesday's 3-0 victory at Stoke City.

Latics XI v Stoke City: Walton, James, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson, Morsy, Evans, Powell, Jacobs, Massey, Grigg

FAB FOUR



PLAYER FOR BOTH


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