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MATCH PREVIEW: SWANSEA CITY V WIGAN ATHLETIC

27 December 2018

Latics close out 2018 with trip to South Wales to face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

  • Wigan Athletic travel to Swansea City in the Sky Bet Championship for their final match of 2018
  • Latics making first trip to the Liberty Stadium in six years
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SWANSEA CITY V WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 29 DECEMBER 2018
LIBERTY STADIUM
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

Despite their struggles on the road this campaign, Latics will look to finish 2018 in the same way in which they started the calendar year, with an away win.

Almost 12 months ago, Latics kicked off the year with a 1-0 win at Northampton Town in Sky Bet League One. They'll finish the year at a ground they have never won at on the two occasions they have previously visited with a 0-0 draw and 2-1 defeat on their trips to the Liberty in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

MATCH INFORMATION

Officials

Referee - James Linington
Assistant Referee 1 - Dean Treleaven
Assistant Referee 2 - John Flynn
Fourth Official - Gavin Ward

HEAD-TO-HEAD LEAGUE

Swansea City A Head to Head

Latics win 6-1 at the Vetch Field in 1991.

EARLY TEAM NEWS

Paul Cook welcomed back Gavin Massey and Chey Dunkley, who had a knee operation, to his starting XI at West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day.

Nick Powell (hamstring), Michael Jacobs (hamstring) and Antonee Robinson (ankle) remain sidelined, but Jacobs is back in training, Powell is expected to be back in contention by the end of January, with 'Jedi' looking at a February return.

Striker James Vaughan was forced off during Latics' clash with Birmingham City and remains doubtful. 

Callum McManaman could make a second league start of the season after impressing from the bench at the Hawthorns whilst Massey would make his 300th professional appearance, should he feature again at the Liberty Stadium.

For Graham Potter's Swans, Wayne Routledge could return after missing their Boxing Day clash with Aston Villa with a tight calf.

PLAYED FOR BOTH QUIZ


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