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Preview | Wigan Athletic v Gillingham

Steve Lovell takes his Gills side to promotion chasing Wigan on Saturday afternoon.

21 January 2022

Match Previews

Preview | Wigan Athletic v Gillingham

Steve Lovell takes his Gills side to promotion chasing Wigan on Saturday afternoon.

21 January 2022

Robbie McKenzie, Stuart O'Keefe and Ben Reeves all hoping to be fit for the trip to the DW Stadium.

Wigan Athletic v Gillingham

Sky Bet League One

DW Stadium

Saturday January 22nd

Kick-Off, 3pm


Team News:

Stuart O’Keefe, Robbie McKenzie and Ben Reeves should all be fit to the trip to Wigan after picking up knocks in the defeat to Burton. Dan Phillips is suspended. 

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Latics’ new signings Josh Magennis and Graeme Shinnie could be in contention to make their competitive debuts.


Manager Comments:

Steve Lovell - “There might be changes, we have worked hard on two different setups. We know what their strengths are, we look at their games and how they've played. They are a settled side.

"Nobody will expect us to get a result, other than the people inside this building."


Leam Richardson - “We have surpassed the points from last year which was the first target of the season and the plan now is to keep progressing.

“We have a lot of games coming up and we will still look to improve and maintain the hard work to make small steps to get us to where we want to be.”


Previous Meetings:

The club’s last visit to the DW Stadium was a successful one as Gills came away with all three points. Joe Garner had given Wigan the lead in the 21st minute, but by the 30th minute, a Jordan Graham brace had the Gills in front. Trae Coyle made it 3-1 just after the hour, but Kal Naismith hit straight back to set up a nervy last 25 minutes for the Gills. However, they hung on for all three points.

A memorable Gillingham win at Wigan came in October 1997. Ade Akinbiyi and Simon Ratcliffe put Gills 2-0 up before David Lee pulled a goal back in the 69th minute. However, Steve Butler restored that two-goal cushion just two minutes later from the penalty spot before Leo Fortune-West put the game to bed just ten minutes from time.


In advance of match day, players and football staff, match day personnel and supporters are asked to self-assess their own health and are kindly asked not to attend the fixture if they are suffering from signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or if they have been in
close proximity to someone who is confirmed as having tested positive for COVID-19.

In both sets of circumstances, the individual concerned should take a COVID-19 test and seek professional medical advice, if required.


Ticket Information:

Gills have been allocated 414 tickets for Saturday’s game with supporters being situated in the North Stand.


Ticket Prices:

Adults - £20

Over 65 - £15

U18 - £10

U12 - £5

U5 - £2


Tickets are available on the day from the away turnstiles, cash only. 



Wigan Athletic win - 2/7

Draw - 4/1

Gillingham win - 17/2

Special Bet: Charlie Kelman to score and Gillingham to win 1-0 - 185/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Carl Boyeson

Assistants - Lee Freeman and Steven Plane

Fourth Official - Anthony Backhouse

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