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Match preview: Wigan v Wednesday

28 January 2020

Having advanced in the FA Cup on Friday at QPR, the Owls return to Championship action tonight v Wigan (7.45pm).

After suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of Blackburn last time out in the league, Garry Monk wants to see the positives from the reaction in the cup taken to the DW Stadium this evening.

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Morgan Fox and Sam Winnall were on target in the capital as the Owls posted their third away win on the bounce – to go along with the victories over Brighton and Leeds.

The Latics are in need of a turnaround in fortunes after just one win in 16 Championship outings.

Wigan have also struggled on home soil and are without a win in seven at the DW Stadium.

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The Owls head into the fixture in 10th spot on 42 points, while Wigan are in 23rd position and six points from safety.

Team news

SWFC: Massimo Luongo (groin) will miss tonight’s clash with Wigan and be assessed before the weekend.

Liam Palmer is back on the training pitch but it’s still too soon for the defender after suffering injury in the home defeat to Cardiff in late December.

Fernando Forestieri played 45 minutes for the Under-23s last Friday as he builds up his fitness, while Sam Hutchinson will be assessed after picking up a minor knock in the win over QPR.

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Wigan: The hosts could be without defender Dujon Sterling and midfielders Anthony Pilkington and Josh Windass.

Striker Joe Gelhardt (illness) is likely to return.

Current form

Owls: LWWLW
Wigan: LWLLL

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 12 goals
Cheyenne Dunkley: 5 goals

Tickets

Tickets are available to buy at the turnstiles (cash only).

Duplicates and collections will be available from Window 9 at the main Ticket Office.

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Supporter behaviour

Sheffield Wednesday are reminding supporters of their conduct whilst following the team both at Hillsborough and away from home.

The launching of missiles from the stands, including pyrotechnics, are criminal offences to which the club has a zero tolerance policy.

Offensive or unlawful chanting could result in ejection from the stadium and further action from the club and/or relevant authorities.

Fan guide

Wigan Athletic offer a warm welcome to home and away supporters and all visitors to the DW Stadium... CLICK HERE for supporter information ahead of the game.

iFollow

iFollow commentary will be brought to you by Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

For overseas fans, subscribers can watch the full game with enhanced production for the 2019/20 season including multi-camera coverage, match commentary and graphics.

Last meeting – 5 October 2019

Last five v Wigan

Owls 1-0 Wigan - 5 October 2019 - Championship
Owls 1-0 Wigan - 19 January 2019 - Championship
Wigan 3-2 Owls - 4 August 2018 – Championship
Wigan 0-1 Owls - 3 February 2017 – Championship
Owls 2-1 Wigan - 10 September 2016 – Championship


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