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PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC (A)

9 February 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC (A)

9 February 2023

All you need to know ahead of our next Sky Bet Championship fixture

- Wigan Athletic vs Huddersfield Town
- 3pm Kick-Off at the DW Stadium
- Available to listen on iFollow HTAFC

The Terriers will continue their 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship campaign on Saturday 11 February at the DW Stadium where they will take on Wigan; 3pm Kick-Off.

Town faced a 2-1 home defeat against Wigan Athletic at the beginning of the season, the Terriers took an early lead but conceded two goals soon after.

THE OPPOSITION

Last Season, Wigan Athletic won the League One title following their 3-0 victory against Shrewsbury Town, earning their promotion back into the Championship after narrowly avoiding relegation to League Two the previous season.

However, despite their climb back to the Championship, the Greater Manchester team currently reside in the relegation zone.

Former Latic player Shaun Maloney was appointed manager on 28 January 2023 after the dismissal of Kolo Touré, he has managed his side during one game so far, which resulted in a 0-0 draw against Blackburn Rovers.

ONES TO WATCH

Will Keane

This season, the forward has made 27 appearances for the club and has scored 10 goals and two assists: making him the top goal scorer for the lactics in their 2022/23 campaign. Keane has taken 38 shots at goal and has made approximately 19 key passes so far this season. In the two penalties the 30-year-old has taken he has scored. Keane was a standout performer for the lactics last season and enjoyed the most prolific campaign in his career to date to help fire Wigan to safety in League One against all odds. During the end of last season, he scored five times in the final seven games which saw him earning the PFA Fan’s Player of the award in April.

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Max Power

The midfielder returned to Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2021 after ending a three-year spell with Sunderland. Power has won three League One titles with the Lactics and was made vice-captain of the team in the summer. The 29-year-old made 150 appearances with the club in a 2-1 victory against Doncaster Rovers last season. The midfielder went to complete an unprecedented hat-trick of League One titles in Lactics colours last term, becoming a vital cog over the course of the season. Power is a box-to-box midfielder and has a noticeable presence on the pitch.

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Ryan Nyambe

The defender has become a key component of the lactics back-line. Nyambe arrived at the DW Stadium in the summer of 2022 having spent 11 years with fellow Sky Bet championship side Blackburn rovers. The 25-year-old has a notable career in the EFL, with most of it being spent in the second tier of English football. Nyambe had established himself as a regular fixture in the team at Blackburn – amassing more than 200 appearances since he broke through in 2016/17. The right-back has been called a ‘consistent and reliable’ performer and could pose as a threat to Towns attackers.

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TEAM NEWS

Interim Head Coach Narcís Pèlach will provide full team news during his press conference on Friday 10 February.

KIT

Town will be wearing their third pink kit against Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon.

CLICK HERE to get your 2022/23 third kit!

TICKETS

Tickets are on sale online now – CLICK HERE – and are available to purchase from the ticket office.

Adult – £25
Over 65s – £17
18-21 year olds - £17
Under-18s - £10
Under-12s - £5

Disabled supporters should pay their relevant price class, with a companion ticket free of charge.

TRAVEL

Official coach travel is available for this fixture, costing £17 per person.

Coaches will depart from the St Andrew’s Road car park at 11.45am on match day, Saturday 11 February.

CLICK HERE to book.

iFOLLOW HTAFC

If you’re unable to attend the game, you’ll be able to listen along via iFollow HTAFC!

Town fans will be able to listen to Saturday’s game through our live audio commentary by purchasing either a Monthly or Audio Match Pass to tune in live. You can purchase a Monthly Pass for £4.49 and an Audio Match Pass for £2.50.

CLICK HERE to sign up to iFollow HTAFC!


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