Latics travel to Carrow Road hoping to replicate the result from the 2014/15 season when Kim Bo-Kyung grabbed an 8th minute goal that secured a 1-0 victory for Malky Mackay’s men, Gavin Ward was the referee that evening and he will be in charge for this game too.
Norwich are 11th in the table and on a three game winning run in the Championship, in Teemu Pukki they have a striker on form, the Finland international has six league goals so far and is expected to lead the line on Saturday keeping prolific Championship striker Jordan Rhodes on the sidelines.
Wigan Athletic, of course, are a team with momentum, picking up this season where they left off last term, great attacking performances and definitely a club on the up, Norwich, well the support at least, may feel they are entitled to beat ‘teams like Wigan’ but this will be a stern test for both clubs and a high scoring game could well be on the cards.
Latics have Will Grigg back in the squad after injury and the Northern Ireland international should start up front.
Both James Vaughan and Callum McManaman are available for selection after recovering from slight injuries.
Dan Burn and Gavin Massey remain sidelined with foot and hamstring injuries.
James, Kipre, Dunkley, Robinson
Windass, Powell, Jacobs
Player To Watch
Cedric Kipre – the Ivory Coast international is quickly becoming a fans favourite.
Norwich will see Teemu Pikku return to the starting line-up following his absence from the mid-week EFL cup game at Wycombe.
Kenny McLean, Ben Marshall and Onel Hernandez are all likely to miss out through injury.
Aarons, Zimmerman, Klose, Lewis
Leitner, Tettey, Buendia, Stiepermann, Cantwell
Player To Watch
Teemu Pukki, striker on fire this season.
Latics and Norwich have met 13 times down the years
Latics 3 wins, Norwich 6, draws 4.
The first meeting was an FA Cup 4th round tie at Springfield Park, 3rd Division Latics knocking out top flight Norwich 1-0 thanks to a Paul Jewell goal.
Gavin Ward (Surrey) grab a look at our Meet The Ref article.
Can’t see anything but a 2-3 Latics away win!
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