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Preview: Fleetwood Town vs. Wigan Athletic - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s EFL Cup match between Fleetwood Town and Wigan Athletic, team news, expected line-ups and more.

Wigan Athletic Move to Highbury Stadium on Tuesday EFL Cup 1st round draw Fleetwood Town.

The hosts entered the contest with their first win of the season, with Wigan drawing their opening two games.

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After narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Fleetwood’s top priority is to avoid fighting at the bottom of League One.

Scott Brown Just beginning his first season as manager, the former Celtic midfielder has seen wins and losses in his first two games.

After starting their League One campaign with a 2-1 loss to Port Vale, Cod Army bounced back with a close victory over Plymouth Argyle over the weekend.

Ryan Hardy Although they scored a penalty kick in the 23rd minute to give Plymouth the lead, Daniel Batty Restore parity to just 5 minutes ago Joe Garner They grabbed the late winner and secured a 2-1 win.

Brown is now in charge of his first EFL Cup tie and will try to end Fleetwood’s four-match winless run in a meeting with Wigan.

Meanwhile, Wigan proved a successful campaign last season as they clinched the League One title against Fleetwood in the third tier.

Ream Richardson Satisfied with his team’s start to the championship season, both of the first two games ended in draws.

After a goalless draw with Preston North End, the Latics traveled to Carrow Road for the weekend to face Norwich City.

James McLean Giving the visitors the half-time lead, but from a second-half equalizer Max Aarons Confirmed that Wigan had to score points.

They are undefeated this season, but Richardson hopes his side can use Tuesday’s League Cup draw to grab their first victory of the season.

Fleetwood Town Forms (all competitions):

Wigan Athletic EFL Cup form:

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Wigan Athletic players celebrate James McLean's first goal on 2 April 2022© Reuters

fleetwood summer signature Promise Omochere He broke his eye socket in the opening game of the season, which could keep the forward out for up to a month.

The host will also be without the service of Darnell Johnsonis currently out due to injury issues.

After coming off the bench on Saturday to seal the winner, Joe Garner is expected to be given a starting opportunity on Tuesday.

As for Wigan Jordan Cousins out of home with calf problem Jack Whatmow Having missed the trip to Norwich after being forced off in the league opener, the defender is not expected to be in danger of an EFL Cup contest.

gwion edwards When Charlie Wyke The return from their respective injuries is near, but the pair will be unavailable on Tuesday.

With at least six games left in August, Richardson can rest many first-team regulars, Stephen Humphries When tom pierce With a starting chance.

Fleetwood Town starters:
Cairns; Johnston, Niara, Earl and Andrew. Batty, Wiredoo and Vera.Lane, Hayes, J. Garner

Wigan Athletic starters:
Jones; Nyambe, Carragher, Tilt, Pierce; Shinny, Naylor. Lang, Asgard, McLean.Humphries

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Fleetwood Town 1-2 Wigan Athletic

Wigan are expected to make many changes to their team, but we believe they have enough quality to beat their Ligue 1 opponents on Tuesday.

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