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Preview: Wigan Athletic (A)

26 January 2021

Blackpool make a return to league action this evening, in a short trip to the DW Stadium to take on Wigan Athletic.

The Seasiders come into the match after being knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday at the fourth round stage at Premier League side Brighton. Gary Madine grabbed his eighth goal in all competitions in the 2-1 defeat, in a match which Neil Critchley’s men were unfortunate to lose.

With Blackpool only playing two league matches so far this calendar year, the side come into Tuesday’s match in 16th position, nine points off of the play-offs, though they do have games in hand stacking up over many of their opponents.

As for Tuesday’s hosts, Wigan sit in 22nd place, but are just one point from safety having picked up some valuable wins and draws in recent weeks.

Managed by ex-Seasider Leam Richardson, the Latics have only suffered one defeat in their last eight matches and have picked up points over the likes of Sunderland, Accrington and Fleetwood in recent weeks.

Last Time We Met:

Sullay Kaikai’s strike secured all three points over the Latics in a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture at Bloomfield Road back in November.

Blackpool also snatched victory in the last visit to the DW Stadium back in February 2018, thanks to goals from Armand Gnanduillet and Kelvin Mellor.

Neil Critchley:

“If you looked at the last few results they’ve had, and they’re on a little unbeaten run, it tells you they’re not perhaps where they deserve to be.

“I think they’re very dangerous opponents."

Leam Richardson:

“We’ve just tried to keep our heads down and work as hard as we can to try and produce performances that the fans can be happy and proud with.”

Watch The Match Live:

The match at the DW Stadium is available to watch live on iFollow.

You can purchase a match pass for the game for £10, here.

Kick off for the game is 7:00pm.

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