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Wigan travel to struggling Huddersfield

I look ahead to a trip over the Pennines for Uwe Rosler's side as they face Chris Powell's Huddersfield Town

Laurence Griffiths

It's been a relatively poor start for the Latics who find themselves with 7 points after 6 games following a disappointing performance against a relatively average Blackburn Rovers side who were made to look like a top 2 by some mediocre defending and an alarming lack of creativity in midfield leaving new boy Andy Delort feeding off scraps making his job more difficult than it already was. Last time these 2 sides met The Terriers came out on top when a late Adam Clayton strike from 20 yards beat Ali Al-Habsi at his near post snatching a point away from Uwe Rosler's side 5 minutes from time.

Uwe Rosler and his side will be hoping for a more positive performance and result this evening after the poor display at their East Lancashire counterparts on Saturday. The Latics go into their 3rd midweek away tie this season in 16th place. They are 5 points above the drop zone (if it matters this early in the season) and could possibly jump to as high as 7th should other results go their way. However this could already be seen as a "must win" for Wigan as they could face being left behind by their promotion rivals should they fail to take a positive result away from this evening's game. Uwe Rosler will know that he will have to fill the gaping holes in his defence and inject some speed and ability into his midfield if he wants to take 3 points away from a very well organized Championship outfit.

Huddersfield Town meanwhile are still searching for their first win under new head coach Chris Powell since the former Charlton man was appointed 2 weeks ago but suffered defeat at home to Middlesbrough in his first game in charge of the Terriers at weekend. The 2012 League 1 Play-off Winners sacked Mark Robins after the opening game of the season where they suffered a 4-0 defeat at home to Eddie Howe's Bournemouth. The West Yorkshire side have had a bleak start to the campaign but will surely look to kick start their campaign with 3 points tonight.

Team News:

Huddersfield- James Vaughan is not available for Huddersfield this evening after the former Norwich man picked up a calf injury. Striker Lee Peltier is doubtful with a groin injury while former Watford man Jonathan Hogg could return after a niggling calf problem.

Wigan- Emyr Huws faces a late fitness test ahead of this evening after apparently "struggling" towards the end of the game at Blackburn at Saturday. However new boy Adam Forshaw, Shaun Maloney and Martyn Waghorn are all pushing for starts in the team.

Rosler had this to say on Forshaw when he spoke to the Club Website:

"It’s vital for Adam to get competitive match minutes to bring him up to speed.

"On Saturday you could see after five or six minutes that Adam settled quite well, you could see the potential player he will be for us.

"It’s important to note that the Blackburn game was his first competitive appearance since the beginning of May, so we’re going to have to be a little bit patient with him.

"Adam will need three of four games to grow into this league and into this team, but I’m very confident he will do very well for us."