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Wigan Athletic vs. Swansea City

DW Stadium

26/10/10

7:45pm

Latics v Swansea Preview

The Latics take on Swansea tonight in what promises to be a scintillating cup tie, not only is there a place in the finals at stake but also there are ex-managers and ex-players at play.

Roberto Martinez left Swansea in May 2009 to take over at the Latics and his departure still doesn`t sit well with the Swans fans, there are over 4,500 of them making their way north on a damp October Tuesday to let him know exactly how they feel. It should be a cracking atmosphere.

Both managers are expected to shuffle their sides around somewhat and in Latics case that should give Gary Caldwell his first 1st team start of the season and the possibility of the Brothers Caldwell lining up alongside each other in the centre of defence.

Cup games are always hard to predict, the extra spice attached to this one makes it more difficult and both teams are in good form at the moment, so fingers crossed for an entertaining evening

What The Bosses Say:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez:

'Technically Swansea are a very talented group. They keep the ball well and will make it very hard for us.

'You don't get many chances to progress to the Quarter Finals of a cup competition so it's a great occasion for all involved.'

'I shared many great memories and emotions as a player, captain and manager at Swansea.

'But games are about players, not managers and I'm sure the actions between the two clubs in recent years will not stop those on the pitch enjoying the occasion.

'It was one of those situations that was always going to happen.But it will be an entertaining match with two teams who want to play football in the right way and want to entertain the crowd.'


Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers:

'It's a very important game for us, but we've got to get the balance right with so many games coming up.

'I know the Roberto factor has added even more spice to the game, but for me it's just a chance to play a Premier League side and get into the next round.'

Wigan Athletic Team News:

James McCarthy, Emmerson Boyce and Steve Gohouri are all injured whilst Tom Cleverley wont play due to his loan conditions.

Gary Caldwell is likely to start and Ali Al-Habsi should return.

Latics possible:

Al-Habsi, Stam, S. Caldwell, G. Caldwell, Figueroa, McArthur, Watson, Diame, Moses, Gomez, Boselli

Player to watch: Victor Moses

If young Vic gets a start I would expect him to have a real go tonight

Swansea City Team News:

Ashley Williams is doubtful but loanee Marvin Emnes has been given permission to play by Middlesbrough

Swanse from:

De Vries, Tate, Williams, Monk, Rangel, Pratley, Sinclair, Orlandi, Agustien, Dyer, Allen, Serran, Dobbie, Emnes, Makaba-Makalamby, Cotterill, Taylor, Nouble,

Player to watch: Scott Sinclair

Scotty has been on fire for the Swans this season and has knocked in 10 goals so far, did we miss something last year?

Any Previous?

Latics and Swansea have met on 18 previous occassions

Latics 9 wins, Swansea 7, draws 2

The two sides have not met since 6th January 2001 when the Latics won 2-0 at the DW Stadium

Ref Watch:

Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Card Watch:

Games - 6, Yellows - 21, Reds - 2

Match Prediction:

I'm going for a 2-2 after 90 mins, with a 3-2 Latics win following extra time

Up Next:

Premier League

Fulham v Latics
Craven Cottage
Saturday
30/10/10
3pm




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Date:Tuesday October 26 2010

Time: 9:55AM

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