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Match Preview: Wigan Athletic vs Charlton Athletic

One win already this week, can we make it two in one week?

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After what was a fantastic performance, in relative terms of our recent performances, the hope has to be that we can get another similar result and continue to put points on the board. Tonight is a chance to put pressure on the teams above us and really start to build ahead of steam and to try and climb up out of the bottom three.

Our team though is starting to run thin on players. After shipping out the majority of our midfielder and bringing in more defenders than anything else, we now have only one fit midfielder. That being the impressive William Kvist. Chris Herd and Emyr Huws are out for the season, the former having returned to Aston Villa.

Question is who will come in alongside Kvist? James Perch could be a choice, but with no right back cover that might not happen. Will be interesting to see who makes the cut for this evenings game.

The rest of the team will probably pick itself following midweeks game. The defensive shape of the team worked really well and Harry Maguire and Jason Pearce were a fantastic partnership, hopefully we can extend Maguires loan spell with the club.

Charlton go into the game off the back of a very impressive 3-0 win at the Valley over fellow London club Brentford. The new boss Guy Luzon, taking over the role in January. Since then the club have gone on to draw two games and win that one and only game against Brentford.

Charlton started the season extremely impressively under former manager Bob Peters and we lost the last fixture 2-1. Since October though the team have been slowly losing games and slipping down the table. They now sit only six points above the relegation zone.

They do have a very dangerous striker in Igor Vetokele who has bagged ten goals in his debut season in English football. Keeping him quiet will be a test for our new defensive partnership.

Lets hope we can keep the good energy flowing around the club.