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PREVIEW: BURNLEY V LATICS

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12:14 20th April 2014

by Stewart Frodsham

Latics head to Turfmoor looking to make it back-to-back Easter wins

Burnley v Wigan Athletic
Sky Bet Championship
Monday 21 April 2014, kick off 3.00pm
Turfmoor

Tickets

Tickets , subject to availability, will be available from the DW Stadium ticket office until midday on Monday and then from Turf Moor up until kick off.

Match Preview

Latics make the short Bank Holiday Monday trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley who are on the brink of promotion to the Premier League while Latics need just four more points to guarantee themselves a spot in the end of season play offs.

It’s likely there will be a party atmosphere at Turmoor with Burnley fans having the champagne at the ready should they clinch the result they need, or games go accordingly elsewhere,  to secure promotion

Latics go into the game following what was arguably one of their best performances of the season against Reading on Friday, putting pay to any suggestions of any cup hangover.

Following the win over Reading, Uwe Rosler reported no further injuries.  That leaves just Ivan Ramis (hamstring), Chris McCann (knee) and Ben Watson (leg) sidelined.

This will be the 23rd competitive meeting between Latics and Burnley and Latics have only lost twice winning 12 times.  [Click here] to see our full head to head guide.

Form Guide

Burnley (P6, W3, D1, L2)

Fri 18 Apr – Championship – Blackpool [A] – W0-1
Sat 12 Apr – Championship – Middlesbrough [H] L0-1
Tue 08 Apr – Championship – Barnsley [A] – W0-1
Sat 05 Apr – Championship – Watford [A] – D1-1
Sat 29 Mar – Championship – Leicester [H] – L0-2
Tue 25 Mar – Championship – Doncaster [H] – W2-0

Wigan Athletic (P6, W2, D2, L2)

Fri 18 Apr – Championship – Reading [H] – W3-0
Sat 12 Apr – FA Cup Semi-Final – Arsenal [N] – D1-1**
Tue 08 Apr – Championship – Millwall [H] – L0-1
Sat 05 Apr – Championship – Leeds [H] – W1-0
Tue 01 Apr – Championship – Leicester [A] – D2-2
Sat 29 Mar – Championship – Bolton [A] – D1-1

Last League Line Ups

Burnley (v Blackpool [A] W0-1): T Heaton, J Shackell, M Duff yellow card, B Mee, K Trippier, M Kightly (J Stanislas, 68), D Marney yellow card (C Baird, 81), D Jones yellow card, S Arfield, A Barnes, D Ings (D Edgar, 89).
Subs not used: A Cisak, R Wallace, K Treacy, K Long

Wigan Athletic (v Reading [H] W3-0): A Al Habsi, L Barnett, J Perch, E Boyce, J Beausejour, J Gomez, R Espinoza (J Collison, 84), J McArthur, M Waghorn (N Powell, 73), C McManaman yellow card, S Maloney (M Fortune, 72)
Subs not used: J McClean, N Maynard, R Kiernan, S Carson

Match Officials

Referee - Keith Stroud
Assistant Referee 1 - Marvyn Amphlett
Assistant Referee 2 - Glen Hart
Fourth Official - Paul Hodskinson
Assessor - Roy Pearson

Everyone Else

Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemouth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfield
Leeds v Nottingham Forest (5.15pm)
Bolton v Leicester (Tue)
Reading v Middlesbrough (Tue)

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