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Match preview: Owls v Wigan

18 January 2019

After the midweek success in the FA Cup, Wednesday are back in Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday against Wigan.

Here is’s match preview:

The Owls gave a good response to defeat at Hull last weekend by negotiating their way past a tricky tie at Luton in the third round replay.

Wednesday will be looking to post their first win in the Championship since Boxing Day.

Saturday’s visitors Wigan picked up their first win last weekend since November, with a 3-0 triumph at home over Aston Villa.

The Latics had lost five of their previous six league games and were also knocked out of the FA Cup away at West Brom before bouncing back against Villa.

Wigan and Wednesday met on the opening day of the season with the points staying at The DW after Paul Cook’s side won 3-2.

Team news

Owls: Keiren Westwood, Sam Hutchinson and Lucas Joao could all return to action.

Fernando Forestieri is also edging closer to his comeback, though Saturday’s meeting with Wigan is likely to be too soon.

Joey Pelupessy (ankle) remains a doubt.

Wigan: Nick Powell (hamstring) returned to training on Monday but will not be involved at Hillsborough.

Gavin Massey (hamstring) and Antonee Robinson (ankle) are also ruled out for the visitors.

Pre-match interview – Marco Matias

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Tickets for this Category D fixture start from £28 for Adult Owls Members and £5 for Under 11 Members on the Kop.

Last five v Wigan

Wigan 3-2 Owls | 4 August 2018 | Championship

Wigan 0-1 Owls | 3 February 2017 | Championship
Owls 2-1 Wigan | 10 September 2016 | Championship

Wigan 0-1 Owls | 30 December 2014 | Championship
Owls 2-1 Wigan | 29 November 2014 | Championship (pictured below)

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