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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC (H)

2 February 2021

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The Gaffer will face his former side for the first time as Swindon welcome Wigan Athletic to the County Ground.

In a match which could be described as a proper ‘six-pointer’ both sides are neck-and-neck and a victory for both could potentially see them leap out of the relegation zone, depending on results elsewhere.

Town have endured a very difficult run of results in recent weeks, suffering an extremely frustrating 2-0 home defeat to Plymouth Argyle and pushing Hull City all the way at the KCOM Stadium, but still falling to an unfortunate 1-0 defeat.

However, just before that the Reds did string together a 3-2 victory and a 2-2 draw away to Ipswich Town and Charlton Athletic respectively and were only just beaten by Doncaster Rovers at home 2-1.

Our record against Tonight's opponents is very tight with the Reds coming out winners four times, the Latics victorious on five occasion and four stale mates between the sides.

It will also be the first meeting between the sides since a League One fixture in 2016, where the Latics were overcome by a brace by Will Grigg as well as second half strikes from Max Power and Sam Morsy.

The Opposition:

Wigan currently reside in 23rd position but are currently level with Town on 21 points and also share the same goal difference.

In their last match Wigan were blown away 5-0 at home by a very impressive Blackpool side with former Town forward Jerry Yates getting himself on the clean sheet for the Tangerines.

Like many teams in League One, Wigan tend to set up in a solid and balanced 4-2-3-1 formation and look to their attacking four for the creativity and the goals.

Team news:

Unfortunately new signings Christopher Missilou and Jordon Garrick were not signed in time to play this evening.

Ellis Iandolo is back in full training and will hopefully feature in the next few matches.

How to watch:

Our away match this evening is available to stream via iFollow STFC for non-season ticket holders. Those Match Passes that were bought for the postponded fixture (2nd Jan) will still be valid for tonight.


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