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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V STOKE CITY

13 February 2019

Latics host Stoke City aiming to make it three consecutive home wins in the Sky Bet Championship.

  • Sky Bet Championship: Wigan Athletic v Stoke City.
  • Latics host Nathan Jones' Potters in search of a third consecutive DW Stadium victory.
  • A clean bill of health for Paul Cook's squad, minus Danny Fox due to a head injury.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC V STOKE CITY
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2019
DW STADIUM
KICK-OFF 7.45PM

Latics return to the DW Stadium in search of a third consecutive home victory in the Sky Bet Championship following wins against Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers in recent outings, and with a point in the bag from the weekend's 1-1 draw away at Rotherham United courtesy of Josh Windass' third goal in as many matches.

Stoke City arrive at the DW in a difficult run of form following the appointment of former Luton Town boss Nathan Jones, with three straight defeats to Preston North End, Hull City and most recently West Bromwich Albion without scoring a goal.

Latics' draw at the New York Stadium on Saturday has Paul Cook's side seven points clear of the relegation zone in 19th, whilst the Potters sit five points above in 17th.

MATCH INFO INFORMATION

Officials

Referee - Keith Stroud
Assistant Referee 1 - Matt Foley
Assistant Referee 2 - Billy Smallwood
Fourth Official - Ross Joyce

HEAD-TO-HEAD - LEAGUE

Head to Head Wigan Athletic v Stoke City

EARLY TEAM NEWS

Apart from Saturday's captain Danny Fox, it's a clean bill of health for Wigan Athletic against Stoke City at the DW Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The defender, who joined Latics last month from Nottingham Forest, suffered a head injury in the first half against Rotherham United on Saturday and lost consciousness, meaning he will only be cleared for selection when Latics face Ipswich Town on 23 February.

Lee Evans, who missed out on Saturday's game due to illness, is now back in training, whilst club captain Samy Morsy's suspension has now been served.

Nick Powell, who was due to be named on the bench against Rotherham but had to return home for the birth of his second child, will be available for selection as expected.

Beni Baningime made his Latics debut against the Millers and will be looking to make a claim for a starting place again against Stoke, whilst Jonas Olsson was included in the match day squad for the first time and will also be looking to push for a place in the team.

Gavin Massey, who returned from injury as a late substitute in Saturday's 1-1 draw, will be hoping to claim more minutes.

CLASSIC ACTION

PLAYED FOR BOTH


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