Wigan Athletic will be hoping to win their first game, since defeating Cardiff City at home on the opening day. Charlton Athletic visit the DW Stadium, after enjoying a brilliant start to the season.
Last time out, the Latics drew 2-2 away at Hull City thanks to goals from Chey Dunkley and Joe Gelhardt, while The Addicks slipped to their first defeat of the season at home to Birmingham City.
Let’s take a look at how Wigan’s midfield might look today…
Captain Sam Morsy will adopt his usual role in midfield, and play the key role of winning the ball back to allow our creative players as much possession as possible. Since returning from injury, the Egyptian international has slotted back in well.
Alongside him will be Joe Williams who has been our best player in the past two matches. Since coming back into the side following his red card against Leeds United on debut, he has been outstanding. Works hard, a ball winner and also a very good footballer that likes to attack, too.
Jamal Lowe has been tried in the number 10 role, in my opinion, he looks better when playing on the right. Get him 1 vs 1 against his left-back to really exploit his pace and trickery, and I think we’ll see the best of him.
I’d like to see Lewis Macleod given a go in the number 10 spot, he played defensive midfield when Morsy was absent. However, he wasn’t physical enough, he’d be better suited further forward where he can use his ability on the ball to create chances.
Finally, Michael Jacobs will line-up on the left, he looked back to his best on an opening day against Cardiff but has faded since – we need a big performance from him today.