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Preview: Wigan vs Derby

Preview: Wigan vs Derby

Two of the Premiership's relegation battlers go head to head on Saturday; both desperate for points. Wigan will hope this tie proves as easy as initially considered before the match.


Paul Jewell's side have failed to win a single game on their travels this season; The Rams are ten points adrift at the foot of the table.

Injuries and Suspensions

Wigan expect striker Emile Heskey to be fit. Ryan Taylor has been ruled out with a stomach muscle problem so Erik Edman could be drafted in.

Bruce: we must take our chances

"At the top end of the pitch, we've got better players than some of the other teams around us," he said.

"We've got to try to make that count over the coming weeks by getting them into good positions and make sure they take their chances."


Wigan (from): Kirkland, Melchiot, Koumas, Boyce, Scharner, Kilbane, Valencia, Palacios, Brown, Olembe, Heskey, Bent, King, Granqvist, Bramble, Agahowa, Edman, Figueroa, Sibierski, Skoko, Pollitt.

Derby (from): Carroll, Leacock, Moore, Todd, Stubbs, McEveley, Lewis, Edworthy, Savage, Fagan, Pearson, Jones, Miller, Earnshaw, Ghaly, Villa, Robert, Price, Barnes, Sterjovski.

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Wigan 3-0 Derby

Another Premiership bullying for the Rams.

Goalscorer: Emile Heskey.