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LATICS v LEEDS PREVIEW

PUBLISHED

13:26 4th April 2014

by Stewart Frodsham

Wigan Atheltic take on Leeds United in the early kick off at the DW Stadium

Wigan Athletic v Leeds Utd
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 5 April 2014, kick off  12.15pm
DW Stadium

Late Ticket Information

Tickets for the game will continue to be available to buy right up until kick off at 12.15pm.  This game is still available to Wigan Athletic supporters ONLY with a previous booking history for games at the DW Stadium, as part of a two-game package with a tickets for this game and the visit of Millwall on Tuesday priced at just £25 for adults and £10 for juniors. [Click here] here for full details.

Match Preview

Leeds United arrive at the DW Stadium after a week that has been dominated by their off-field activities.  Brian McDermott’s side were defeated by Charlton at Elland Road on Tuesday night after which the Leeds manager referred to the club’s current situation as ‘a joke.’

Latics go in to the game on a run which has seen them lose just one of the last 13 games while Leeds have won just one of the last 10.

Martyn Waghorn is available again after sitting out Tuesday’s game against his parent club.

Latics fans will be keen to see the return of Shaun Maloney after he took up a place on the bench on Tuesday night against Leicester City but manager Uwe Rosler is being very careful to choose the right time to reintroduce the Scottish international.  

Chris McCann (knee), Ben Watson (broken leg) and Roger Espinoza (hernia) remain on the sidelines

Leeds midfielder Rudy Austin is struggling with an ankle injury and is likely to miss out again.

Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny (ankle), and midfielders Luke Murphy and Michael Brown are among those pushing for recalls to the starting line-up.

Head to Head

This will be just the 7th competitive meeting between the two sides with two wins apiece and two draws. [Click here] for our full head to head guide.

Form Guide

Wigan Athletic (P6, W, D3, L1)

Tue 01 April – Championship - Leicester (H) – D2-2
Sat 29 March – Championship - Bolton (A) – D1-1
Tue 25 March – Championship – QPR (A) – L1-0
Sat 22 March – Championship – Watford (H) – W2-1
Tue 18 March – Championship – Yeovil (H) – D3-3
Sat 15 March – Championship – Ipswich (A) – W1-3

Leeds Utd (P6, W1, D0, L5)

Tue 01 April – Championship – Charlton (H) – L0-1
Sat 29 March – Championship – Doncaster (H) – L1-2
Tue 25 March – Championship – Bournemouth (A) – L4-1
Sat 22 March – Championship – Millwall (H) – W2-1
Sat 15 March – Championship – Burnley (A) – L2-1
Tue 11 March – Championship – Reading (H) – L2-4

Last League Line Ups

Wigan Athletic (v Leicester City [H] D2-2): A Al Habsi, I Ramis, E Boyce, R Kiernan, J Perch, S Crainey, J Collison, J Gomez yellow card (J McEachran, 79), J McArthur, N Maynard (J McClean, 56), N Powell (M Fortune, 66).
Subs not used: C McManaman, S Carson, S Maloney, L Barnett

Leeds Utd (v Charlton [H] L0-1): J Butland, S Warnock, J Pearce yellow card, T Lees, S Wootton yellow card (D Poleon, 70), S Byram, A Mowatt yellow card, M Tonge yellow card, A White, R McCormack, M Smith (N Hunt, 45). 
Subs not used: D Pugh, C Stewart, L Murphy, A Cairns, M Brown .
Follow the game LIVE

There are several ways for you to follow the game live this Saturday if you’re not able to make it down to the DW Stadium.  Firstly there’s our full commentary service on Latics Player. Allan Martin and former Latics captain Neill Rimmer will bring you every minute of the action live, just [click here] to sign up or sign in.

You can also follow our minute by minute update FREE on THE WALL.  Absolutely the best way to follow the game while you’re on the move on your laptop, your iPad or your mobile. [Click here] to start following on THE WALL.

Match Officials

Referee - Neil Swarbrick
Assistant Referee 1 - Derek Eaton
Assistant Referee 2 - Andrew Garratt
Fourth Official - James Adcock
Assessor - James Devine

The Other Games

Leicester v Sheff Wed
Barnsley v Brighton
Blackburn v Ipswich
Blackpool v Yeovil
Bournemouth v QPR
Charlton v Reading
Doncaster v Birmingham
Huddersfield v Bolton
Middlesbrough v Derby
Nottm Forest v Millwall
Watford v Burnley

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