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MIDDLESBROUGH v WIGAN ATHLETIC PREVIEW

PUBLISHED

08:59 28th January 2014

by Stewart Frodsham

Latics head to the northeast for a Tuesday night clash at the Riverside

Middlesbrough v Wigan Athletic
Sky Bet Championship
Tuesday 28 January 2014, kick off 7.45pm
Riverside Stadium


Match Preview

Despite a heavy defeat at the hands of Doncaster last time out in the league, Wigan Athletic boast a run of form that has seen them lose just one game from the last 10 in all competitions. 

Middlesbrough too have seen themselves strike up a good run of form which includes five wins in the last seven games, they've also lost only two of their past 12 home games and failed to score in only two of their last 13.

Team News

Latics fans who make the Tuesday night trip are unlikely to get their first glimpse of Uwe Rosler's latest addition Josh McEachran who is continues to work on his fitness.  Defenders Rob Kiernan and Tyias Browning are available again after missing the FA Cup on Saturday due to ineligibility.  Rosler is keeping his cards close to his chest as to whether he will start Nick Powell who missed some of training last week and who was used from the bench against Crystal Palace.

Middlesbrouygh manager Aitor Karanka has reported no fresh injury worries this week.  Albert Adomah (ankle), Daniel Ayala and Nathaniel Chalobah are all hoping to feature.

Head to Head

Tuesday night's game will be the 13th meeting between Latics and 'Boro.  Latics have won just two of the 12 previous meetings with Middlesbrough winning five games.  [Click here] for our full head to head record.

Form Guide

Middlesbrough (P6, W3, D1, L2)

Sat 25 Jan - Championship - Leicester (A) - L2-0
Sat 18 Jan - Championship - Charlton (H) - W1-0
Sat 11 Jan - Championship - Blackpool (A) - W0-2
Sat 04 Jan - FA Cup R3 - Hull (H) - L0-2
Wed 01 Jan - Championship - Bolton (A) - D2-2
Sun 29 Dec - Championship - Reading (H) - W3-0

Wigan Athletic  (P6, W4, D1, L1)

Sat 23 Jan - FA Cup - Crystal Palace (H) - W2-1
Sat 18 Jan - Championship - Doncaster (A) - L3-0
Tue 14 Jan - FA Cup R3(R) - MK Dons (A) - W1-3 AET
Sat 11 Jan - Championship - Bournemouth (H) - W3-0
Sat 04 Jan - FA Cup R3 - MK Dons (H) - D3-3
Wed 01 Jan - Championship - Derby (A) - W0-1

Last League Line Ups

Middlesbrough (v Leicester [A] L2-0): S Given, G Friend, R Williams, J Varga, D Ayala, G Leadbitter, M Carayol, A Adomah, E Ledesma (N Chalobah, 77), D Whitehead, L Jutkiewicz (K Kamara, 59).
Subs not used: K Omeruo, D Konstantopoulos, B Gibson, M Emnes, J Butterfield

Wigan Athletic (v Doncaster [A] L3-0): A Al Habsi, T Browning, L Barnett, E Boyce, J Beausejour, B Watson (M Fortune, 65), C McCann, J McArthur, N Maynard (R Espinoza, 80), J Gomez (C McManaman, 61), N Powell.
Subs not used: R Kiernan, J Perch, L Nicholls, S Crainey

Match Officials

Referee - Michael Naylor
Assistant Referee 1 - Martin Coy
Assistant Referee 2 - Simon Clayton (replaced Billy Khatib) 
Fourth Official - Eddie Ilderton
Assessor - Jeffrey Ward

Everybody Else

Barnsley v Blackburn
Birmingham v Leicester
Bournemouth v Huddersfield
Burnley v Brighton
Derby v Yeovil
Doncaster v Charlton
Leeds v Ipswich
Millwall v Sheff Weds
QPR v Bolton
Reading v Blackpool
 

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