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CITY v LATICS PREVIEW

PUBLISHED

15:19 24th September 2013

by Stewart Frodsham

Latics prepare for their hird game in six days.

Manchester City v Wigan Athletic
Capital One Cup, Round Three
Tuesday 24 September 2013, kick off 7.45pm
Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Tickets available on the night

Tickets for tonight's game are not available from the DW Stadium ticket office today but will be available this evening from the main ticket office at the Etihad Stadium.

Match Preview

It is another quick turn around for Wigan Athletic after Sunday's game against Ipswich.  TV scheduling meant that Sky TV chose to show Manchester United's game on Wednesday meaning Manchester City and Wigan Athletic were left with just the two-day gap.

City are flying after the morale boosting win over their nearest rivals Manchester United on Sunday but Latics too are on a high following their Sky Bet Championship win over Ipswich Town at the DW Stadium.

The fixture is a repeat of last season's FA Cup final were that last minute winner from Ben Watson secured Latics first ever major trophy win.

Manchester City have wont he competition twice in 1970 and 1976 while Latics' best was in 2006 when they were runners-up.

Latics last two away performances in the League cup results in 4-1 wins, victories over Nottingham Forest and West Ham united.

Team News

Wigan Athletic boss Owen Coyle told Latics Player after the win over Ipswich that he expects to once again refresh the squad as he did for that game following the Club's first European game on Thursday evening in Belgium.

Grant Holt, Gary Caldwell, Ivan Ramis and Ali Al Habsi remain the only injury concerns ahead of the game.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards is expected to play his first game of the season after returning as an unused substitute at the weekend.
David Silva and Gael Clichy are unlikely to be risked and Jack Rodwell is a major doubt.

Head to Head

Tuesday night with be the 27th overall meeting between the two sides with City winning 14 games to Latics seven.  The sides have met three times in the League Cup with the head to head all square at one win, one draw and one defeat.

Match Officials

Referee: Kevin Friend
Assistant Referees: Mick McDonough and Dan Robathan
4th Official: Graham Salisbury

Tonight's other games - Capital One Cup Third Round

Aston Villa v Tottenham
Burnley v Nottingham Forest
Hull v Huddersfield
Leicester v Derby
Southampton v Bristol City
Sunderland v Peterborough
Swindon v Chelsea
Watford v Norwich
West Ham v Cardiff
Fulham v Everton

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