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Preview: Wigan Athletic (A)

11 December 2015

Pool In DW Stadium Action

Fixture| Wigan Athletic vs Blackpool
Date| 12 December 2015
Venue| DW Stadium

With the winning feeling still surrounding the Blackpool camp, Neil McDonald takes his men to high-flying Wigan Athletic, where he’ll hope the short trip is a prosperous one. 

Out of action a week ago, Pool’s last fixture wielded all three points against Fleetwood Town, but now is the time to address their current away form.

The Seasiders have been luckless on the road, losing on their last four outings, but they’ll be looking to make amends for November’s loss at the hands of The Latics.

Victory could lift Pool out of the relegation zone, but Wigan have lost just once in the league on home soil. 

The Opposition
Wigan go into the contest without a victory in three matches and suffered their first home league defeat on their last outing at the DW Stadium.

Burton Albion came out victorious that night, before Gary Caldwell’s side followed it up with a goalless draw at Southend United and a cup exit at the hands of Barnsley. 

Currently sat inside the play-offs, five points off the top two, Athletic have a host of former Seasiders to call upon, including Donervon Daniels and David Perkins.

Team News
The fixture will come too soon for goalkeeper Colin Doyle, while Lloyd Jones and Henry Cameron remain long-term absentees.

Andy Little could feature after returning from injury, while Elliot Lee may be in line for his first Blackpool start. 

Wigan will be without Chris McCann who was injured at Roots Hall, while Craig Morgan and Kevin McNaughton remain out. 

Pre-Match Talk
McDonald: “They’ve got a strong squad, myself and Richie (Kyle) went to watch them last week. We got a good insight into how they try to play, their strengths and weaknesses, and we’ve learned a lost from the game we played there ourselves in the JPT.”

Caldwell: “We’ve found that every game is difficult and in this league you have to fight for everything.  If you want to win a game you have to play well, but first and foremost you have to match the work rate and endeavour of your opposition.”

Tangerine PlayerHD will be providing full 90 minute commentary from the match, while the Blackpool FC Twitter feed will be providing live updates for the entirety. 

Reaction will be available on the official website post-match, as well as on YouTube, PlayerHD and social media. 

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