Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday February 2 2010
Notts County stand between the Latics getting in to the 5th round of the FA cup for the first time in 23 years.
The game at Meadow Lane was an exciting affair with the League 2 side storming into a first half
lead only for the Latics to force a replay with second half goals from Jason Scotland and Ben Watson.
Now with Fulham waiting for the victors its game on, Notts County will no doubt fancy their chances of causing a shock and all the pressure will be on the Latics, should be a good game
Latics boss Roberto Martinez:
'We have to share the effort through the squad.
'Who ever is out on the pitch for Wigan Athletic must be ready
'It will be a tough encounter as they (Notts County) showed in the first half at their ground'
Notts County boss avid Kevan
'We went there last year with a slighter weaker team, and that's no disrespect to the lads that played in that cup tie.
'We are stronger now, we are in a healthier position in terms of the quality of our squad and we will go there full of belief that we can cause an upset.
'We will have to raise our game and hope they are slightly off it, and if that's the case then who knows what can happen?
'It will be very satisfying if we can match them this time. Our performance in the 2-2 draw in the first game was very pleasing. I thought the lads were fantastic but in the cold light of day we know we had a great opportunity to get the result, so it was tinged with disappointment.
'We will need to reproduce that kind of performance tonight if we are to reach the next round.'
'We know it's going to be a very tough game because they have so many good players throughout their team. But we have every chance, you never know in the FA Cup. On the day there may be an upset.'
Mario Melchiot struggling, Kirkland out, Moses and Moreno not eligible to play
Stojkovic, Boyce, Caldwell, Bramble, Edman, N'Zogbia, Scharner, Watson, McCarthy, Rodallega, Scotland
The big man scored in the first game and with two new forwards coming in to the club I expect Scotland to rise to the challange with a good display and a couple of goals tonight
Notts County from:
Schmeichel, Lee, Thompson, Bishop, Ravenhill, Jackson, Hunt, Davies, Westcarr, Haley, Hughes, Hoult, Pilkington, Facey, Rodgers, Clapham, Edwards, Hamshaw, Akinbiyi, Fairclough
The much travelled striker gave Latics back line a bit of a run around in the first game, he may be old but still gets under the skin
Latics and Notts County have met 28 times in all competitions down the years
Laticd have won 12, Notts County 5 and there have been 11 draws
Last Five Meetings
23/01/10 - FA Cup - Notts Co. 2 Latics 2
26/08/08 - League Cup - Latics 4 Notts Co. 0
01/01/03 - League One - Latics 3 Notts Co. 1
22/10/02 - FL Trophy - Notts Co. 2 Latics 3
24/08/02 - League One - Notts Co. 0 Latics 2
Kevin Friend (Leicester)
Heart says confortable 3-0 home win
Head says very nervy 2-1 home win
Sunderland Vs Latics
Stadium of Light
Saturday 6/02/10 3pm
Latics Vs Stoke City
Tuesday 9/02/10 7:45
Date:Tuesday February 2 2010
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