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9 March 2018

The Iron will travel to the DW Stadium this Saturday when they take on Wigan Athletic in Sky Bet League One (kick-off 3pm).

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10 March 2018

Two Oldham goals towards the end of the second-half meant that United were defeated 2-0 at Glanford Park last weekend.

Meanwhile, Wigan came from 2-0 down to draw against promotion rivals Blackburn Rovers thanks to goals from Will Grigg and Max Power. They sit in third position.

TEAM NEWS…
The Iron will assess Ivan Toney (groin) ahead of the match, after he trained with the squad on Tuesday. 

However, manager Graham Alexander will be without Luke Williams, who tore the scar tissue that has formed since he was ruled out with a hamstring problem for seven months. He is expected to be out of action for a few weeks.

Jordan Clarke (hamstring) has returned to training but is not up to full speed, so he will not be returning just yet. Fellow right-back Marnick Vermijl (hamstring) will also not be involved.

Murray Wallace, who went off injured against Oldham, suffered from cramp around his hamstring area and is yet to train this week.

Striker Lee Novak still hasn’t trained with the squad and is expected to stay on the sidelines with a heel injury.

Kyle Wootton has returned to full training after a hamstring injury and featured in a reserve game on Monday.

Jonathon Margetts (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD...

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Sat 7 Oct LG 1 Iron 1-2 Wigan Ojo
2015-16 - Sat 2 Jan LG 1 Iron 1-1 Wigan Williams
2015-16 - Wed 19 Aug LG 1 Wigan 3-0 Iron  
2000-01 - Tue 5 Sep LC R1 L2 Iron 1-4 Wigan Torpey
2000-01 - Tue 22 Aug LC R1 L1 Wigan 1-0 Iron  
1999-00 - Sat 4 Dec DIV 2 Iron 1-2 Wigan Hodges
1999-00 - Sat 7 Aug DIV 2 Wigan 3-0 Iron  
1996-97 - Sat 28 Dec DIV 3 Iron 2-3 Wigan Eyre, McFarlane
1996-97 - Sat 7 Sep DIV 3 Wigan 3-0 Iron  
1995-96 - Sat 13 Jan DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Wigan Jones, D'Auria, McFarlane
1995-96 - Sat 19 Aug DIV 3 Wigan 2-1 Iron Turnbull
1994-95 - Tue 4 Apr DIV 3 Wigan 0-0 Iron  
1994-95 - Sat 24 Sep DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Wigan Thornber, Alexander, Bullimore
1993-94 - Sat 18 Dec DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Wigan Carmichael
1993-94 - Sat 14 Aug DIV 3 Wigan 0-2 Iron Mudd, Smith
1983-84 - Sat 3 Mar DIV 3 Wigan 2-0 Iron  
1983-84 - Tue 18 Oct DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Wigan  
1981-82 - Fri 12 Mar DIV 4 Iron 2-7 Wigan Telfer 2
1981-82 - Sat 24 Oct DIV 4 Wigan 2-1 Iron De Vries
1980-81 - Sat 2 May DIV 4 Iron 4-4 Wigan O'Berg 2, Cammack 2
1980-81 - Sat 6 Dec DIV 4 Wigan 1-1 Iron Partridge
1979-80 - Sat 29 Mar DIV 4 Iron 1-3 Wigan Cammack
1979-80 - Sat 17 Nov DIV 4 Wigan 4-1 Iron Partridge
1978-79 - Tue 1 May DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Wigan  
1978-79 - Sat 30 Sep DIV 4 Wigan 1-0 Iron  

Our full record is as follows:

  IRON WINS DRAWS WIGAN WINS
League 4 5 14
League Cup 0 0 2
Total 4 5 16

ONE TO WATCH…
Wigan’s top scorer Nick Powell will be one player the Iron defence need to keep an eye on, having scored 12 league goals this campaign.

The attacking midfielder signed permanently for the Latics in 2016 from Manchester United.

He began his career at Crewe Alexandra, winning promotion from League Two via the play-offs in 2012, before earning a big move to Old Trafford.

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…
AFC Wimbledon vs Oxford United
Blackburn Rovers vs Blackpool
Bradford City vs Milton Keynes Dons
Bristol Rovers vs Northampton Town
Bury vs Oldham Athletic
Fleetwood Town vs Plymouth Argyle
Peterborough United vs Charlton Athletic
Portsmouth vs Gillingham
Rotherham United vs Rochdale
Shrewsbury Town vs Walsall
Southend United vs Doncaster Rovers

PRE-MATCH LINKS...
Alexander, Gilks, McArdle and Burgess' video previews
Alexander pre-Wigan away
McArdle ahead of Wigan clash
Burgess' views prior to away game
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