Wigan face struggling Charlton

Alex Broadway

Wigan prepare for the visit of relegation threatened Charlton, looking to continue Uwe Rosler's impressive start.

The German has only lost twice in all competitions after replacing Owen Coyle 6 weeks ago, he will be looking for another 3 points in this tie I imagine as the London side haven't shown any real quality all season. Last time out proved a real rush for the Latics as then 1st choice Scott Carson got injured in the warm-up so Owen Coyle called up Lee Nicholls for his first league start for Wigan on very short notice. The young keeper showed great maturity and confidence as Wigan seemed lack luster with Charlton threatening the Wigan goal on several occasions despite this, the game finished 0-0 and after the performance shown, Owen Coyle and his team took it as a positive result.

This game should be routine for Uwe Rosler's team as there is a 13 point difference between the two teams. Charlton only having won 1 in their last 11 in the League and Wigan winning 4 of their last 10 but only losing the once. This could prove tricky for Wigan as Doncaster proved too difficult maybe due to underestimating the Yorkshire side.

Team News:

Wigan- Nick Powell could be set to miss out with a hamstring stain whilst Scott Carson, Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell all remain out but Josh McEachran has been confirmed by Uwe Rosler that he will start from the bench today after his strict fitness regime. New signing Martyn Waghorn could feature today after signing from Leicester on loan until the end of the season.

Charlton-  The Addicks are without Chris Solly, Leon Cort and Ben Hamer but has new boys Loic Nego and Reza Ghoochannejhad are available for selection.

Wigan will not underestimate Chris Powell's side but will be looking to attack from the off, he will make sure the deflated start his team made on Tuesday night against Middlesbrough will not be repeated. As such I think Wigan will be too strong for the visitors today and they will be returning home tonight with 3 points.

Score: 2-0

Predicted XI: Ali Al-Habsi, James Perch, Emmerson Boyce, Leon Barnett, Jean Beausejour, James McArthur, Roger Espinoza, Ben Watson, Callum McManaman, Nick Powell and Martyn Waghorn

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