Well now for a break from the usual mundane day to day life of the Premier League and instead now looking at the Capital One Cup a.k.a the League Cup. It is not something that I see Wigan looking to really push on and do well in. Then I could be wrong and we could field a really strong squad. But as I see it, Wigan will field the reserve player, the likes of Callum McManaman, Redmond and Mustoe. With the likes of Ryo Miyaichi and Frazer Fyvie thrown in for good measure. It be a strong youthful squad.
For me that will be the best thing about the game, especially with it being on TV. We will get to see some of the players that we don't normally get the chance, and see how they can cope with the pressure and in the lime light. The game will also likely see the returns of Ronnie Stam and David Jones from injuries.
So like I say the squad could be a really good strong mix.
Nottingham Forrest could go either way. The new rich kids, having new mutli-billionaire owners, are looking to build the foundations of a new team who can reach the dizzy heights of the Premier League. They have had a good start in the Championship picking up five points.
After a 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers on the Friday. After taking the lead 1-0 in a very dominate first half for the away side. Forrest were pegged back to 1-1 with only five minutes of the first half left. Got worst five minutes after the break with Bolton taking a 2-1 lead. Yet thanks to great hold up play from Cox, Andy Reid scored to make it 2-2. For more information on the game, and how Forrest played, visit Lion of Vienna Suit (I know its a Bolton site, but they are nice I promise).
Last season they only just beat the drop, but are building small and looking to get into the bigger picture. That has been showed with only small healthy buys and the appointment of a very strong stout manager in Sean O'Driscoll. The former Doncaster manager, is known for building side who are solid and hard to beat.
So looking to improve and impress new owners. They could be a hard team to beat. With addition of Simon Cox a striker who has played at Premier League level with West Bromwich Albion, they have a player who can cause any side trouble with his ability both in the air and with the ball on the ground.
Hopefully it will be a good game at the City ground, as Wigan look to get a place in the third round. And Maybe get in with a shout of some silverware and a place in the Europa League.