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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V WEST BROMWICH ALBION

19 October 2018

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

  • Match Preview: Wigan Athletic v West Bromwich Albion in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Latics return to the DW Stadium after the latest round of international fixtures.
  • Tickets available in advance and on the day.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC v WEST BROMWICH ALBION
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2018
DW STADIUM
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

Latics return to Sky Bet Championship action this weekend against second place West Bromwich Albion, with Paul Cook's side aiming to maintain their unbeaten home start to the 2018-19 campaign against Darren Moore's Baggies.

West Brom arrive at the DW Stadium unbeaten in seven matches, with Latics looking to bounce back following defeat at Preston North End.

Latics head into the contest in 12th place knowing that a victory could potential see them rise to as high as fifth place.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

OFFICIALS

Referee - Jeremy Simpson
Assistant Referee 1 - Shaun Hudson
Assistant Referee 2 - Nick Hopton
Fourth Official - Scott Oldham

HEAD-TO-HEAD - LEAGUE

Wigan Athletic v West Bromwich Albion Head to Head

EARLY TEAM NEWS

Speaking at his press call Paul Cook gave the following update on the fitness of his squad:

"We will have players missing against West Brom and we'll be forced to make changes due to some longer term injuries.

"Will Grigg is out after a hamstring issue with Northern Ireland and Michael Jacobs has picked up an injury which has required surgery.

"We obviously have Gavin Massey missing as well, but it's been encouraging to see him doing gym work and stepping up his recovery.

"It's disappointing to have players injured, but that's exactly why we've built a squad like we have, because we have the quality to step in."

Latics will also be without Darron Gibson for Saturday's game following his red card at Preston North End.

Latics' last XI against Preston: Walton, James, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson, Gibson, Morsy, Windass, Powell, Jacobs, Grigg

Catch up with captain Samy Morsy ahead of the clash with West Brom as gives some insight into his international team mate Ahmed Hegazi.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Darren Moore's squad is almost at full strength ahead of their arrival at the DW Stadium on Saturday, with Matt Phillips expected to be available again following an injury picked up against Millwall last month.

New signing Bakary Sako could also be involved after arriving on a free transfer at the start of the month.

The Baggies' last XI against Reading: Johnstone, Gibbs, Bartley, Mears, Dawson, Hegazy, Livermore, Barnes, Barry, Gayle, Rodriguez

LATICS LISTEN - HE COMES FROM AUSTRIA...

PLAYER FOR BOTH



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