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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V NORWICH CITY

13 April 2019

Latics host league leaders Norwich City at the DW Stadium on Sunday.

  • Sky Bet Championship: Wigan Athletic v Norwich City.
  • Latics host the Canaries, aiming to continue the season's positive home form.
  • Norwich arrive at the DW Stadium as league leaders.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC V NORWICH CITY
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2019
DW STADIUM
KICK-OFF 12.00PM

Latics arrive back at the DW Stadium aiming to continue their impressive home form and bounce back from Wednesday's late defeat on the road at Hull City.

Paul Cook's men go into the game 21st in the Sky Bet Championship table, one point above Rotherham United in the relegation zone after their 2-2 draw away at Stoke City.

At the other end, Norwich lead the division above second place Leeds United and are six points ahead of third place Sheffield United who were held to a 1-1 draw by Millwall on Saturday afternoon.

MATCH INFO

Officials

Referee - James Linington
Assistant Referee 1 - Steven Meredith
Assistant Referee 2 - Shaun Hudson
Fourth Official - Peter Bankes

EARLY TEAM NEWS

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Speaking to iFollow Latics at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre on Friday morning, Latics boss Paul Cook gave an update on the status of Nick Powell's availability after Tuesday night's goal scorer was withdrawn at half time as a precaution.

"We're not worried about Powelly at the minute, it was precautionary for sure.

"In terms of the games now, it's no different to any other team, if you were to lose a player at this stage of the season now, the likelihood is you lose them for the rest of the season.

"For the position we're in, losing our better players and Powelly is one of those better players for sure, is not something we want or need."

Former Canary Anthony Pilkington missed Tuesday's visit to Hull City due to an injury picked up towards the end of last Saturday's 2-2 draw at Bristol City, whilst Gary Roberts and Callum McManaman remain doubtful for Sunday, with Michael Jacobs unavailable for the remainder of the campaign.

NORWICH CITY

Daniel Farke has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Canaries' visit to the DW Stadium.

The Norwich boss said he isn't concerned about the slight knock Marco Stiepermann picked up during the week against Reading.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Farke said:

"We will have a calmed down day tomorrow. Some players need some treatment to recover.

"We don't want to overload the players. On Saturday we will train for the last time and travel to Wigan and be prepared for the early kick-off on Sunday."

 

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