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Wigan Athletic vs. Notts County

DW Stadium


7:45 pm

Latics Vs Notts County Preview

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

What The Bosses Say:

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.'

Wigan Athletic Team News:

Mario Melchiot struggling, Kirkland out, Moses and Moreno not eligible to play

Latics possible:

Stojkovic, Boyce, Caldwell, Bramble, Edman, N'Zogbia, Scharner, Watson, McCarthy, Rodallega, Scotland

Player to watch: Jason 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 Team News:

Notts County from:

Schmeichel, Lee, Thompson, Bishop, Ravenhill, Jackson, Hunt, Davies, Westcarr, Haley, Hughes, Hoult, Pilkington, Facey, Rodgers, Clapham, Edwards, Hamshaw, Akinbiyi, Fairclough

Player to watch: Lee Hughes

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

Any Previous?

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

Ref Watch:

Kevin Friend (Leicester)

Match Prediction:

Heart says confortable 3-0 home win

Head says very nervy 2-1 home win

Up Next:

Premier League

Sunderland Vs Latics
Stadium of Light
Saturday 6/02/10 3pm

Latics Vs Stoke City
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Tuesday 9/02/10 7:45

The Journalist

Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 2 2010

Time: 11:55AM

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I'll be there tonight. I think we have to play football, finsh it and get the result. I have no doubt they will play that long Ball to Hughs again.
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02/02/2010 12:34:00

Do you want to do a pre match interview for the Sunderland and Wigan game this weekend? Email me if so.
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02/02/2010 12:42:00

I'll go with the 3-0
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02/02/2010 12:52:00

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02/02/2010 13:17:00

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02/02/2010 15:20:00

hahaha wigan down 0-2 - this is really one bad team.
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02/02/2010 21:28:00

you've gotta laff, bet you wish you hadn't poached half our team now don't you? pmsl
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02/02/2010 21:45:00

We will batter you on Saturday, some one is due a good old hiding at the Stadium and I feel it could be your turn next!
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02/02/2010 23:25:00

Bad result lads but now to consentrate on PL safety. At point at Sunderland would be a start.
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03/02/2010 02:25:00


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