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Carabao Cup Preview: Wigan Athletic (H)

9 August 2022

Match Previews

Carabao Cup Preview: Wigan Athletic (H)

9 August 2022

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Fleetwood Town are set to face Wigan Athletic at Highbury on Tuesday 9 August in the First Round of the Carabao Cup, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Wigan Athletic

Competition: Carabao Cup Round One

Date: Tuesday 9 August 2022

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6TX

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The Cod Army got back to winning ways at the weekend in their second match of the season. Town came from behind to claim all three points against Plymouth Argyle. 

Ryan Hardie opened the scoring from the penalty spot for the Green Army, but it was goal-scoring midfielder Dan Batty who made it 1-1 at both teams entered the half-time interval. Scott Brown rallied his troops together and with two of his substitutes making an impact, Cian Hayes and Joe Garner linked up in the 88th minute to seal the win in front of the home faith.

Town have had success in this competition in the past, making it to Round Three two seasons ago when they faced Premier League side, Everton, in what was the furthest the side had ever been in the cup. 

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for the match, click HERE to buy now!



The Latics have had a steady start to their Sky Bet Championship campaign with two draws on the bounce. The first came in their trip to Norwich on the opening day of the season with the match finishing one-a-piece. James McClean scored first with the Canaries equalised in the second half through Max Aarons.

In Wigan's second game of the season, they welcomed fellow North West side Preston North End to the JD Stadium. It finished goalless with both sides sharing the points. 

Latics have fond memories of trips to Fleetwood, most recently the comeback 3-2 victory in the 2021/22 season, thanks to goals from Callum Lang, Will Keane and Curtis Tilt in a ten-minute period. 



Last time the two sides met at Highbury was back in November 2022. Town went two goals up thanks to goals from Danny Andrew and Callum Morton.

Wigan responsed and scored three consecutive goals to complete the turnaround on the Fylde Coast. Callum Lang, Will Keane and Curtis Tilt scored the goals from the Latics.

Re-watch the highlights from the match HERE!

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Make sure you are in the stands to watch the Cods during the 2022/23 Sky Bet League One season by getting your very own Onward Card. Adult tickets start at just £14.17 a month and Under-16s from just £1.92 a month. Details on this season's cards are HERE.


Jim’s Bar – which is situated underneath the Memorial Stand – will be open for both sets of fans from 5pm and you will be able to enjoy drinks offers throughout the evening, whilst talking to your friends and family about the match ahead.

Entertainment will be on show ahead of the game as club DJ and Supporter Liaison Officer Wayne Bibby will be doing singalong tunes so get down and have a good time at the best sports bar in the league.

You can get your tickets for the match against Wigan Athletic HERE! Adult tickets start from just £10, concession tickets from £5, and Under-18s gaining admission for only £1!

Get down early and enjoy the pre-match atmosphere in Jim's Bar - see you there!


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