Wigan Athletic have to try and brush themselves down and get some points on the board after a disappointing run over the last few games.

Aston Villa are reeling from a 1-0 win over the new rich kids on Saturday, Darren Bent their new £24 million signing, condemning Manchester City to defeat.

Their new forward will still be on a high and out to prove himself at the DW Stadium this Tuesday and we will have to do it without our centre halves. Antolin Alcaraz’s injury and a one match suspension for Gary Caldwell will probably see Gohouri and one of Piscu or Steven Caldwell take over.

Some good news will be that McCarthy saw a return to the bench on Saturday and will hopefully be able to start for this game, his flair and energy was just starting to rub off on the rest of the team before his horrible injury.

Latics will desperately want to show some from against the Villains, a 3-0 win for us would see us leapfrog our visitors, but at the moment a win for us would be a welcome result in whatever form it took.

Games are going to start running out if don’t turn the corner and so Roberto will need to get the lads firing, playing with energy, moving the ball quickly and most of all getting in the scoring opportunities.

The league is still tight at the moment and we need to pull clear before the March run of fixtures kick in, 6 wins and a couple of draws will do it, then endeth the transition period, the fans want to see the passion back, the hustling, us scoring and above all else the players giving 110%.

The referee will be Jonathan Moss in his first outing in the premier League, worrying? Possibly, let’s hope he ignores the history and such and treats this as a game to shine, not to be centre of the headlines come Wednesday.


Head To Head League

  W D L F A
Home 1 1 3 5 10
Away 3 2 0 7 1
Total 4 3 3 12 11

For all previous results between Wigan Athletic and Aston Vila Click Here

Current League Positions

  Pld W D L F A GD Pts Pos
Aston Villa 23 6 7 10 25 39 -14 25 16th
Wigan Athletic 23 4 10 9 19 37 -18 22 18th


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