Wigan Athletic v Fulham

16 Sep

Will Grigg

Wigan striker Will Grigg has five goals in eight games this season

BBC coverage

How to follow:
Final Score; BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio London; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Wigan will check on Nick Powell’s groin strain while Craig Morgan and David Perkins missed the loss at Norwich with hamstring problems.

Reece James (ankle), Andy Kellett (knee), Kyle Knoyle (elbow) and Donervon Daniels (knee) remain out.

Fulham defender Michael Madl is available to return after serving a one-match suspension.

Forward Floyd Ayite (ankle) is out while striker Sone Aluko and defender Ryan Fredericks are also sidelined.


BBC Radio Manchester’s Paul Rowley: “Gary Caldwell won’t be panicking despite the League One title holders finding themselves next to bottom having lost their last four games, including back-to-back away defeats at Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich City.

“The Latics have played better football than their league position suggests, although a spate of injuries hasn’t helped, with their only victory since returning to the Championship coming against the only team below them, Blackburn Rovers.

“Wigan have played more league games against Fulham than any other side (42), facing each other in all four divisions. But they’ve not beaten the Cottagers in 15 meetings since Henri Camara’s winner at Craven Cottage a decade ago in the Premier League.”

Match facts

  • Wigan are currently winless in their last 15 league games against Fulham (D9 L6) – their longest ever winless run against an opponent in league history.
  • If Fulham avoid defeat here it will be their longest ever unbeaten run against a single opponent in their league history (also 15 against Notts County).
  • Wigan have lost each of their last four league games, they haven’t lost five or more since a run of eight successive losses in November 2011.
  • Fulham are unbeaten away from home so far this season (W2 D1), their best start on the road since winning all three games in the 2000-01 season. However, the last time they remained unbeaten in their opening four away league games was 2010-11 (drawing all four).
  • Will Grigg has found the net in four of Wigan’s last seven games in all competitions, bagging five goals.
  • Fulham’s last three Championship goals have all come in the 86th minute or later, with the last two goals coming in second half injury time.


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