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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V SWANSEA CITY

2 October 2018

Latics return to the DW Stadium in a bid to extend their unbeaten home start in the Sky Bet Championship.

  • Match Preview: Wigan Athletic v Swansea City in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Latics return to the DW Stadium seeking a fourth straight home win.
  • Tickets available in advance and on the day.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC v SWANSEA CITY
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER 2018
DW STADIUM
KICK-OFF 7.45PM

Latics return to the DW Stadium looking to make it four straight victories on their own soil following wins against Rotherham United, Hull City and Bristol City, with an unbeaten home start to protect when Swansea City visit on Tuesday evening.

Graham Potter's Swans returned to winning ways in style on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at the Liberty Stadium, having struggled to score in their previous three outings.

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Samy Morsy will make his 300th career appearance if selected on Tuesday night, having made 90 appearances for Latics since signing from Chesterfield in January 2016.

Nick Powell will make his 200th career appearance if selected on Tuesday night. A recent member of the club's '100 club' for league appearances, Powell has scored 37 times in 116 games in all competitions in two spells at the DW Stadium.

Christian Walton will make his 100th career appearance if selected on Tuesday night. 45 of the Brighton and Hove Albion loanee's career matches have been during his time with Latics.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

OFFICIALS

Referee - John Brooks
Assistant Referee 1 - Robert Merchant
Assistant Referee 2 - Mark Jones
Fourth Official - Robert Jones

HEAD-TO-HEAD - LEAGUE

Wigan Athletic v Swansea City Head to Head

EARLY TEAM NEWS

Speaking to iFollow Latics at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre on Monday morning ahead of Latics' Sky Bet Championship clash with Swansea City on Tuesday evening at the DW Stadium, assistant manager Leam Richardson said his side are almost at full strong in terms of options, with only Gavin Massey in the treatment room, whilst Dan Burn continues to step up his recovery.

Will Grigg returned from a minor groin complaint as a substitute on Saturday, with Callum McManaman alongside him on the bench after a slight knock of his own.

Richardson said:

"We've been without a few players over the last couple of weeks, but that's why we've got a strong squad.

"It's a very tight knit group and we all want each other to do well which is a great headache for the management team to have.

"Callum McManaman and Will Grigg are back available as they were at the weekend, but we've got a number of players determined to get into the team and do well for each other.

"Dan Burn is desperate to get back, he's worked tirelessly with the physios since he got the injury. He was back out on the grass last week.

"Dan did so well last season and that prompted the move he's got, but he's certainly determined to get back in amongst our lads and help the club."

SWANSEA CITY

The Swans saw timely returns for creative spark Bersant Celina and captain Leroy Fer in their 3-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, the latter an unused substitute, but nevertheless back in the picture following a groin injury.

Courtney Baker-Richardson returned from suspension to score in the home win, with Martin Olsson, Barrie McKay and Wayne Routledge all rotated to miss out on the starting XI.

Youngster Joel Asoro has an ankle injury following an awkward challenge during an appearance for Swansea's U23s against Villarreal B last week.

Longer term injuries include Jefferson Montero (thigh) and Wilfried Bony (knee), whilst Luciano Narsingh hasn't featured at all so far since the Swans' relegation from the Premier League.

FORM GUIDE - LAST FIVE LEAGUE MATCHES

Form Guide Wigan Athletic v Swansea City

LATICS LISTEN - JORDI GOMEZ, CEDRIC KIPRE, JOE GARNER AND JONATHAN JACKSON

 

PLAYER FOR BOTH

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