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Wigan Athletic vs. Tottenham Hotspur

JJB Stadium, Robin Park


1:30 pm

On Sky

Latics Vs Spurs Preview

Latics go into this second meeting with Spurs in the space of 10 days with all the big guns back and raring to go.

The FA cup game down at White Hart Lane will have no bearing whatsoever on this match with both clubs making changes to the to sides that faced each other that Friday night.

Spurs welcome back prodigal son Jermaine DeFoe who has just re-joined the club from Portsmouth and said that he wanted to be playing for manager Harry Redknapp, good job Redknapp didn`t get the vacant managers job at Hartlepool then.

The Latics also have forwards returning for this game with both Zaki and Heskey fit Henri Camara, who got Latics goal in the cup defeat, will be dropped down to the bench.

Todays game gives the Latics a chance to cement their place in the top half of the table with Steve Bruces side having two games in hand on most of the clubs around them and still occupying seventh spot, the big test will surely come on Wednesday when the Latics travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United

What the bosses say:

Latics boss Steve Bruce

'We are riding high but if you lose your big players your dressing room loses that edge.

'The last thing I want to be doing is dismantling the squad so we have just to say 'no, they are not for sale no matter what you offer'.

'We have had no offers for anyone at the moment and I hope that continues.'

Wigan Athletic Team News:

Latics have no injuries worries or suspensions to contend with.

Latics from:

Kirkland, Pollitt, Melchiot, Taylor, Bramble, Scharner, Boyce, Figueroa, Cattermole, Valencia, Brown, Palacios, Koumas, Heskey, Zaki, Camara, Kilbane, Kingson, De Ridder, Kapo.

Player to watch: Amr Zaki

A goal in each of his last two games, the Egyptian hot shot is back in form

Tottenham Hotspur Team News:

Benoit Assou-Ekotto is suspended but Spurs have everyone else available

Spurs from:

Gomes, Cesar, Alnwick, Corluka, Gunter, Bale, Dawson, King, Woodgate, Rocha, Jenas, Huddlestone, Zokora, Modric, O'Hara, Lennon, Bentley, Boateng, Taarabt, Bent, Defoe, Pavlyuchenko, Campbell

Player to watch: Jermaine DeFoe

DeFoe makes his big money return to White Hart Lane and he will be desperate to make a flying start

Any Previous?

Last season

Latics 1-1 Spurs
Referee Lee Probert

Total League Games

Latics 0 wins, Spurs 3, Draws 4

Ref Watch:

Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

Card Watch

Games - 13

Yellows - 48

Reds - 4

Match Prediction:

Heart says comfortable Latics 2-0 win

Head says nervy 1-1

Up Next:

Premier League Fixtures:

Manchester United Vs Latics
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Wednesday 14/01/09

Manchester City Vs Latics
Saturday 17/01/09

Latics Vs Liverpool
Wednesday 28/01/09
8 pm

The Journalist

Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 11 2009

Time: 11:21AM

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Lets hope for a good game with lots of goals as seems to be a bit of a tradition between the Latics and Spurs
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11/01/2009 11:23:00

well done lads, I enjoyed those last few minutes :-)
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11/01/2009 15:46:00


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