FA Cup Preview | Wigan Athletic (H)

Luton Town begin their Emirates FA Cup campaign at home against Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon.


The Third Round tie - which kicks-off at 5:30pm - has been selected for overseas broadcast which means it's not available in the UK or on iFollow Hatters.

Rob Edwards said: "It’s a fantastic competition and one we want to try and do as well as possible in. We want to keep winning and we look forward to the cup. It’s another really good game for us, it’s another Championship team anyway so it’s a team we know a fair bit about which is good, and we look forward to it."

The opposition:

Wigan come into the game bottom of the Championship having lost their last four matches in succession. The cup may provide a welcome break from their league efforts as they look to beat the Hatters for the second time this season.

New boss Kolo Toure is yet to taste victory since his arrival at the DW Stadium in November. The former Ivory Coast international joined from Leicester City where he was a First Team Coach as part of Brendan Rodgers' staff.

Famously, Wigan won the FA Cup in 2013 - beating Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley Stadium thanks to Ben Watson's 90th minute header. They progressed to the semi-finals the following year and reached the sixth round in 2018, again victorious against Man City.

Last time we met:

Wigan came from behind to snatch a 2-1 victory at Kenilworth Road earlier in the season. Carlton Morris' first half header looked to be the decisive goal but the Latics mounted a late comeback through an own goal and an 88th minute strike from Thelo Aasgaard.

The two teams have faced off in the FA Cup once before in their history and it was an afternoon to forget for Luton, who suffered a 3-0 defeat in 2002.

Ticket information:

Tickets are now available on general sale and at this time, season card holders and members can also purchase additional tickets.

Please be advised that the Ticket Office will open at 12.30pm for this fixture.

How to follow:

For supporters who want to watch or listen to all available iFollow matches this season and have access to exclusive content, including pre-match press conferences and player interviews, subscription details can be found HERE.

Simon Pitts is on iFollow Hatters commentary and audio match passes are available for every match for £2.50.

The Hatters' Third Round tie against Wigan Athletic has been selected for overseas broadcast, meaning the 5:30pm kick-off will NOT be shown live in the UK or on iFollow Hatters.

The officials:

Referee: David Webb

Assistant Referees: Mark Dwyer and Greg Read

Fourth Official: Craig Hicks

The man in the middle on Saturday afternoon is David Webb.

He last refereed a Luton match in October 2022, officiating the goalless draw against West Bromwich Albion.

So far this term, Webb has taken charge of 21 matches - 17 of which in the Championship - dishing out 67 yellow cards and five reds.

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