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PREVIEW: Wigan Athletic Vs Barnsley

The inside track on the Reds against the Latics

30 August 2019

Match Previews

PREVIEW: Wigan Athletic Vs Barnsley

The inside track on the Reds against the Latics

30 August 2019

The Reds are back on the road this coming weekend with a trip to Wigan to take on the Latics in the Sky Bet Championship - it's time for the preview.

With back-to-back defeats suffered in the previous week away at Birmingham City and then on home soil against Luton Town last time out, Head Coach, Daniel Stendel will be looking for a positive reaction when he takes his squad to Greater Manchester this weekend for game six of the 2019/20 season.

The loss against the Hatters - the Reds' first Oakwell league defeat under Stendel - also saw the loss of two players to injury. 

The Gaffer

Goalkeeper Sami Radlinger is likely to be missing for a number of months and central defender Bambo Diaby - who limped off in the second half - will almost certainly be missing in the short term. 

With striker Cauley Woodrow, defender Jordan Williams, midfielder Kenny Dougall and youngster Jacob Brown already missing, the options for Stendel have decreased as the month has gone on.


The international break that's on the horizon will therefore arrive at a good time for Barnsley, and a positive result this Saturday would be a terrific way to end a tough first month of the campaign.


Stern Press Wigan

29 August 2019

Our subscribers to iFollow Barnsley can watch the pre-match press conference videos ahead of the Wigan trip, where First Team Coach Chris Stern and captain Mike Bähre previewed the Latics clash. 

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Our opponents this weekend are not enjoying the greatest of times themselves, heading into Saturday's 3pm kick-off.


Bähre Press Wigan

30 August 2019

After opening the season with a shock 3-2 victory over newly-relegated Cardiff City, the Latics have lost the next four league fixtures whilst also exiting the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle.

Wigan concede

They've scored just one goal in their five competitive fixtures since the season-opener, and conceded 11 times.

Wigan were busy in the transfer market over the summer. There were 11 arrivals at the DW Stadium, with former Reds loanee Joe Williams a notable addition and two of last season's shining lights in League One joined the club - Jamal Lowe and Bright Enobakhare. 

Kieffer Moore

Of course, the biggest move saw Kieffer Moore leave Oakwell for Wigan and whilst the tall striker has been injured recently, he might well be in contention this weekend for a start against the Reds.

Another familiar face would be Sam Morsy. The Egyptian international is Latics captain and he spent half-a-season on loan with Barnsley during the 2016/17 campaign.

In charge at the DW Stadium is Paul Cook.

Paul Cook

The former Chesterfield manager has been with Latics since the summer of 2017 and represented the club as a player back in the mid-1980's. 

Cook is in his twelfth season of management and is closing in on 650 matches in the dugout.

This will be the first meeting between the two sides since April of 2017 when after leading 2-0 at one stage, the Reds were ultimately beaten 3-2 at the DW Stadium in a Sky Bet Championship end-of-season clash.


The trip prior to that one was a day that most will never forget. In May of 2016 the Reds headed to Wigan on the final day of the 2015/16 season needing a victory to secure a playoff place. Latics were already Champions. Barnsley took them apart, a 4-1 victory sealing 6th position and a path to eventual playoff glory under Paul Heckingbottom.

Owing to Wigan Athletic being a non-league club for much of their history there have only been 14 meetings with them, and Latics edge the head-to-head record with six wins to the Reds' four. 

Ticket News

Tickets Wigan

28 August 2019

We have sold roughly 1,500 tickets for this clash with pay on the day available also. There is no price increase. For those wanting to collect tickets from DW Stadium you'll need to head to window 9 of the main ticket office of the stadium. 


For those unable to attend the match we will be broadcasting LIVE and uninterrupted commentary on iFollow Barnsley from just before 3pm with our very own Matt Bailey on the mic and a special guest summariser.

Our overseas subscribers to iFollow Barnsley will be able to enjoy the whole match streamed LIVE in HD with four-camera footage, replays and audio commentary.


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