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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC (A)

8 May 2021

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Swindon Town face a long hike up North to face Wigan Athletic at the DW stadium in what will be the Red's final match of the League One season.

Town’s penultimate match at home to Ipswich Town was a frustrating one as a brace from James Norwood consigned The Reds to a 2-1 home defeat in their final home match of the season.

Brett Pitman finished off a neat exchange with Tyler Smith and Jordon Garrick to bring Swindon back into the contest, but Ipswich held firm to secure the points.

While this weekend’s match will not have a bearing on the outcome of the season for both Swindon and Wigan, it still represents one final opportunity to garner confidence and momentum heading into next year.

Wigan lost 3-1 away to League One champions Hull City in the previous matchday, but they still left the KCOM stadium in good moods as Rochdale’s 2-1 home defeat to Doncaster meant the Latics were able to preserve their status in the division.

Town will also take spirit in the fact they were the victorious over the 2013 FA Cup winners in their previous meeting at the County Ground, as Pitman’s first half strike earned a 1-0 victory for The Reds.

But the Latics will have an eye on next season and on revenge and it is sure to be a very difficult contest.

The Opposition:

Leam Richardson’s side were battling relegation for almost the entirety of the season, however, four consecutive victories against Doncaster Rovers, Sunderland, Crewe Alexandra and Shrewsbury helped them survive the drop.

They tend to field a balanced, 4-2-3-1 formation and seek to catch teams on the counterattack through an attacking quartet which typically consists off Callum Lang, Will Keane, Viv Solomon-Otabar and Joe Dodoo.

Keane and Lang lead the Latics goalscoring charts respectively, with both finding the net on nine occasions.

They have been vital to Wigan’s survival and they will also be key in their contest with their contest against The Reds.

How to watch:

Tomorrow's game is available to stream via iFollow STFC, where supporters are able to purchase a Match Pass for a fee of £10.


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