The Carling Cup has thrown up another fixture that shows that history counts for nothing in the world of football as Preston North End will be the ones looking for a big scalp in the form of Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium – could you have imagined that 15 years ago?

The reward for Preston North End beating Bradford in the second round of the Carling Cup is a third round tie against Premier League Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Wednesday September 22nd 2010 with a 7.45 p.m. kick off.

Latics and Preston have a lot of history playing and of course we are Lancashire neighbours to give it a bit more edge, but this is the first competitive game played since the 04/05 season where we recorded a 1-1 draw at Deepdale and a 5-0 trouncing at the JJB.

Although League meetings have been very even over the years, Latics have never beaten North End in the any of the 6 Cup games they have played. I think it is high time for that statistic to be redressed if you ask me. Click here for head to head.

The South Stand will be closed for the tie; season ticket holders will have until the 14th September 2010 to reserve their own seats.

Tickets are priced at £10 adults and £5 concessions.

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