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12 August 2014

A full match pack for our fixture against Wigan Athletic

A full match pack for our fixture against Wigan Athletic.



Both clubs have agreed to reduce ticket prices for this match, with a special ‘Kids for a quid’ promotion being run by all clubs in the first round in association with Capital One.

This promotion applies to Under 16 tickets bought for terraced areas along with a full paying adult. Full ticket prices are as follows:


Adults: £15

65 & over/Young person (17-22): £10

16 & under: £5



Adults: £10

65 & over/Young person (17-22): £5

16 & under: £1


The only absentees tomorrow will be winger Jimmy Phillips, who is recovering from a torn knee ligament, left-back Damien McCrory, who will be missing for another month as he comes back from an operation on his knee and midfielder Lee Bell, who has not played in pre-season with a knee problem of his own.

Billy Kee and Adam McGurk were on the bench at Oxford for the season-opening 1-0 win on Saturday and both could get a chance to impress tonight, as could midfielder Matty Palmer.


UWE Rosler has pledged to ring the changes for tonight’s Capital One Cup first-round trip to League Two outfit Burton Albion.

With the side having run out of steam in the second half at the weekend, which nearly resulted in them getting off to a losing start, Rosler has pledged to rotate his squad accordingly.

One definite starter is Roger Espinoza, who missed Saturday’s game after suffering a spasm in training, while there could also be call-ups for the likes of Fraser Fyvie, Ivan Ramis, Thomas Rogne, James Tavernier, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair and Ali Al Habsi.

-Wigan Observer


"We've shown we can match a lot of these better teams and create chances.

"If we come out early on and really push forward to upset a bigger team, once you leave space, nine out of 10 times they will kill you.

"But it's very easy to sit in and not create chances, and have no ambition. We still want to attack and perhaps forego a little bit of defensive solidity to create chances.

"We can do it and we've done it before, but out of all the teams we could've played I would imagine they are No 1 seeds in this round.

"We'll go about it and see if we can create some chances."

- Burton Mail


“Everyone who knows me knows that I take every game 100 per cent seriously. I do not throw away any game, I am not like that.

“I am not disrespectful to any competition, be it cup or league.

“Going back to when I first came to England as a player, I love the cup competitions, where the lower-league team has a chance to measure itself against the best in the country.

“But I also have to say that this year the league has to be the priority.”

- Wigan Observer


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the FA Trophy in December 1972 when Wigan won 5 – 0 at Springfield Park. he only meeting between the two sides was T
4. Wigan drew 2-2 against Reading in their opening fixture.

3. Wigan Athletic went on to lose the fina  2-1 to Scarborough at Wembley.

During 1972/73 season Burton Albion were playing in the Southern League Premier Division and Wigan in the Northern Premier League.


The Brewers are 9/5 with Football League sponsors Sky Bet to move onto round 2, Wigan are 4/5 and the draw is 11/4.

Gary Rowett’s men won 1-0 at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday and repeat of that score line can be backed at 12/1.

Maybe you like the look of Burton to win at 2-0 (22/1) or 2-1 (12/1) in the Correct Score Group Betting?

Best bet: Burton to win 2-0 (22/1) or 2-1 (12/1).

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