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Newcastle v Wigan – Match preview.

October 15th, 2010 | 94 Comments |

Beware of the zog!
Beware of the zog!
Newcastle entertain the pie-munchers of Wigan Athletic tomorrow in what is set to be another do or die encounter.

It’s another game against a team that is tipped to be in and around the relegation scrap with us come the end if the season, and Newcastle will have to make sure that it doesn’t go the same way as our last two home game against a similar calibre of opposition went.

Newcastle need to get back to winning ways, and a home game against Wigan should present the ideal opportunity to see that happen. It won’t be an easy game though, none of them are, and Wigan will have their eyes firmly set on taking the three points back with them in their minibus to Lancashire.

Chris Hughton will begin a lengthly spell without Hatem Ben Arfa after the French schemer suffered that horrendous double leg break against Manchester City a fortnight ago. Steven Taylor is on the verge of returning to full training but will still be unavailable, as will Steve Harper, Leon Best and Dan Gosling. (more…)