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Match Preview | Wigan Athletic (A)

20 January 2023

Club News

Match Preview | Wigan Athletic (A)

20 January 2023

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Luton Town face Wigan Athletic looking to get back to winning ways in the Sky Bet Championship.

For the second time in four days, Rob Edwards' side will head to the DW Stadium. After progressing past the Latics in the FA Cup Third Round, the boss is now looking for a league win to complete a successful week in Greater Manchester.

 

Ethan Horvath said: 

"I think this game will be a bit different. The FA Cup matters but the league is what matters most to the fans and to the teams. We’re at two opposite spectrums, we’re fighting near the top of the table with many other teams to make the play-offs. They’re at the other end of that at the bottom fighting for survival.

"There will of course be a bit more tension, if you want to call it that, going into the game on Saturday because of that. Looking back at the previous games, I don’t see why it can’t be a positive result for us at the end of the day."

 

The opposition: 

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Kolo Toure's squad will be bolstered with three January arrivals for tomorrow's game. 

Defender Steven Caulker arrived on a deal until the end of the season and was followed by two loans - Miguel Azeez of Arsenal and Christ Tiehi from Czech Republic side FC Slovan Liberec, who are all eligible for the league fixture. 

The Latics have picked up one point in their last five league matches which came in a 1-1 draw against Cardiff City last weekend, courtesy of a 96th minute equaliser from top scorer Will Keane. 

 

Last time we met:

A win at the DW Stadium is fresh in the memory for Luton fans after a dramatic FA Cup replay on Tuesday night. Thelo Aasgaard fired the home side into the lead right after half-time before Cauley Woodrow promptly replied. 

With extra-time looming, Elijah Adebayo scored a last-minute winner in front of 191 travelling Luton fans.

 

Ticket information: 

Tickets are available to purchase on the day from the Wigan Athletic Ticket Office. There is no increase in price, however any tickets brought must be purchased in CASH.

Supporters travelling are also advised that inside the stadium, only CARD payments are accepted. 

  • Adult: £23                             
  • Seniors (65+): £16
  • Young Adult Under 22 (21-18): £16
  • Under 18 (17-12) : £10              
  • Under 12 (11-0): £5                

Ambulant / Wheelchair in receipt of PIP or DLA will pay their age-related price category plus a carer free of charge if required. Seats in row M and N in all blocks are advised for ambulant seating.

 

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.

Match passes are available for international supporters anywhere outside of the UK costing £10 each.

 

The officials: 

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Referee: Andy Woolmer

Assistant Referees: Mark Dwyer and Geoffrey Liddle

Fourth Official: Martin Coy

The man in the middle on Saturday afternoon is Andy Woolmer. 

He last refereed a Luton match in the home win against Derby County last season.

So far this term, Woolmer has taken charge of 20 matches - 10 of which in the Championship - dishing out 76 yellow cards and three reds.


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