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Match Preview: Wigan Athletic - Capital One Cup

11 August 2015

An insight into tonight's Capital One Cup clash against Wigan Athletic.

The Shakers start their quest for a cup run this evening at the DW Stadium where they take on Wigan Athletic in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

 

After eight years in the Premier League between 2005-2013, the Latics have seen a sharp fall in their fortunes in recent years finding themselves in Sky Bet League One this season.

 

Former Wigan Captain, Gary Caldwell was handed his first job in Management by the Latics while still on their books as a player last season, being given the task of steering the club away from relegation.

 

He was unable to achieve this; however the Club have shown their trust in his Management and have allowed him to rebuild the squad this summer, with the aim of returning to the Championship at the first time of asking.

 

Caldwell has recruited a good mix of players with experienced signings like Craig Morgan, David Perkins and Craig Davies, mixing with the likes of ex-Premier League Academy prospects Reece James and Donervan Daniels who will be hungry to prove themselves.

 

New recruit Will Grigg is expected to do big things at Wigan by his manager, after the striker was signed for an undisclosed fee from Championship side Brentford during the summer.

 

However, they did not get their League One campaign off to a good start on Saturday, after being defeated 2-0 away from home to Coventry City.

 

Therefore they will be looking to get their season back on track with a win in the Capital One Cup tonight against the Shakers, which may help them gain momentum in the League.

 

The Shakers will also be looking to use a Capital One Cup run as a momentum booster for their first season back in Sky Bet League One after promotion last term.

 

David Flitcroft will want his team to improve on their well fought draw against highly fancied Doncaster Rovers tonight, especially as it would get them their all-important first win of the season.

 

Bury are expected to still be without Ryan Lowe and Keil O’Brien who are both working their way back from injury, there are also a number of niggles within the squad and some players may be rested for this reason.

 

Although a start for recent signing Jacob Mellis - who made his debut against Doncaster - is expected.

 

Wigan will be without Everton duo Jonjoe Kenny and Francisco Junior as well as Watford midfielder Sean Murray, who are all ineligible for the competition.

 

Wigan also have a number of injuries within their squad including: Jason Pearce, Grant Holt, Emyr Huws, Don Cowie and Tim Chow.

 

Live commentary of the match will be available on Shakers PlayerHD. Tweet @shakersplayer to interact with commentators Gordon Sorfleet and Maurice Dickson. After the match we will also have post-match interviews with the Manager and a player.

 

Tickets are available to buy on entrance to the DW Stadium for: -

 

Adult - £10.00

Over 65 - £5.00

Under 18 - £1.00

 

Parking on car park 1 is £5 per car. Postcode WN5 0UN




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