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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V QUEENS PARK RANGERS

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16:01 8th May 2014

by Stewart Frodsham

Wigan Athletic take on QPR at the DW Stadium in the Plays Offs of the Sky Bet Championship

Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers
Play Offs of the Sky Bet Championship
Friday 9 May 2014, kick off 7.45pm
DW Stadium


Tickets

Match tickets can be purchased right up until kick off for this fixture with two cash turnstiles in operation on the East and South stands. [Click here] for the full ticket information.

Match Preview


Wigan Athletic are just two games away from a return to Wembley and a shot at returning to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Queens Park Rangers stand in the way and visit the DW Stadium Stadium having finished the regular season in decent form with three wins from their last five matches.

Wigan Athletic took the opportunity to rest a number of players for their final game of the season at Ewood Park having secured a play-off spot at Birmingham in midweek.

Uwe Rosler has just two long-term casualties in Chris McCann (knee) and Ben Watson (broken leg), otherwise the Wigan Athletic manager has a fully pool of players to select from ahead of the game.

Video Previews

[Click here] to see our chat with Uwe Rosler ahead of the game.

Head to Head

Friday night's game will be the 13th meeting between the two sides with Latics having won just two games compared to QPR's four victories. [Click here] for our full head to head guide.

Last Six Meetings

25 Mar '14 - Championship - QPR 1 Latics 0
30 Oct '14 - Championship - Latics 0 QPR 0
07 Apr '13 - Premier League - QPR 1 Latics 1
08 Dec '12 - Premier League - Latics 2 QPR 2
21 Jan '12 - Premier League - QPR 3 Latics 1
27 Aug '11 - Premier League - Latics 2 QPR 0

Form Guide

Wigan Athletic (P6, W2, D1, L3)

03 May '14 - Championship - Blackburn 4 Latics 3
29 Apr '14 - Championship - Birmingham 0 Latics 1
26 Apr '14 - Championship - Latics 0 Blackpool 2
21 Apr '14 - Championship - Burnley 2 Latics 0
18 Apr '14 - Championship - Latics 3 Reading 0
12 Apr '14 - FA Cup SF - Latics 1 Arsenal 1 AET


QPR (P6, W3, D1, L2)

03 May '14 - Championship - Barnsley 2 QPR 3
26 Apr '14 - Championship - QPR 1 Millwall 1
21 Apr '14 - Championship - QPR 2 Watford 1
19 Apr '14 - Championship - Leicester 1 QPR 0
12 Apr '14 - Championship - QPR 5 Forest 2
08 Apr '14 - Championship - Blackburn 2 QPR 0

Last League Line Ups

Wigan Athletic (v Blackburn [A] L4-3): S Carson, G Caldwell (M Holgersson, 72), I Ramis (L Barnett, 45), S Crainey yellow card, R Kiernan, J Collison, R Espinoza, J McEachran, N Maynard, M Waghorn (S Maloney, 65), J McClean yellow card.
Subs not used: J Beausejour, M Fortune, A Al Habsi, C McManaman

QPR (v Barnsley [A] W2-3): R Green, C Donaldson, A Hughes, N Onuoha, Yun Suk-Young, K Henry, Y Benayoun (M Petrasso, 76), K Doyle, A Traore (N Kranjcar, 57), G O'Neil, C Austin (W Keane, 57)
Subs not used: J Gibbons, B Murphy, T Carroll, D Hoilett

Match Officials

Referee: Michael Jones
Assistant Referees: Andrew Garratt & Andrew Halliday
Fourth Official: David Webb

The Play Offs So Far

Thursday: Brighton - Derby County
Sunday: Derby County v Brighton
Monday: QPR v Wigan Athletic

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