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Match Preview: Rovers v Wigan Athletic

23 April 2018

Rovers host potential champions Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night for the final evening time game of the 2017/18 season.

With just three games to go, Rovers have the objective of amassing as many points as possible and finishing as high as possible with their play-off hopes being scuppered in recent weeks.

Darrell Clarke will be hoping for a quick reaction following Saturday's 2-0 loss to play-off confirmed Rotherham United, but it will be no easy task against the Latics who look to hone in on the title after clinching automatic promotion on the weekend.

Home form has been solid at the Mem since the turn of the year, with the Gas losing just once in 2018 and more recently earning credible 1-1 draws with promotion hopefuls Charlton Atheltic and Blackburn Rovers.

Gaffer's view: With a quick turnaround from Saturday's game, Darrell Clarke was back in front of the press on Monday afternoon and giving his thoughts on Tuesday night's game.

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Preview: Darrell on Wigan

Player's view: Ollie Clarke was on press duty alongside his manager, and he too looked ahead to the game with Wigan.

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Preview: Ollie Clarke on Wigan

Opposition: It doesn't really get too much better than Wigan Athletic as far as League One is concerned, with the Latics setting the pace more or less all season and finally confirming their inevitable promotion on Saturday afternoon after a 4-0 win at Fleetwood Town. They are now on course to finish the job and clinch the title itself, with a three points advantage on second place Blackburn and nine points left to play for. Paul Cook's men haven't lost in five games, claiming wins in four of those whilst netting 14 times and conceding just twice in the process. On the road, Athletic have lost just twice in 2018.

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Three to Watch: Wigan Athletic

Tickets: Fans can purchase tickets in advance by 5pm today or midnight online to make a saving, alternatively you can buy them on the day but at an increased price.

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Book in Advance and Save on Tuesday's Game

Keeping up with the game: Full match commentary of Rovers' game with Wigan can be heard through iFollow Gas. Supporters can access our LIVE match coverage by clicking here

The match centre is the place to head to keep up to date with minute-by-minute commentary and live match stats, as well as links to follow the game on iFollow. 


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