Fleetwood vs Wigan -On Tuesday, Wigan Athletic will travel to Highbury Stadium to take on Fleetwood Town in an EFL Cup first-round match.
Wigan has drawn its first two league games, while the hosts are coming off of their first victory of the year.
Fleetwood will focus on avoiding the struggle for League One’s bottom spot after narrowly avoiding it the previous season.
In just the first two games of his debut season in charge, Scott Brown, a former Celtic midfielder, has presided over a win and a loss.
The Cod Army recovered from their opening-round League One loss on the road to Port Vale with a narrow victory over Plymouth Argyle over the weekend.
Ryan Hardie converted his penalty kick to give Plymouth the lead in the 23rd minute, but Daniel Batty quickly restored parity until Joe Garner scored the game’s winning goal with five minutes remaining.
Now Brown will take command of his first EFL Cup game and try to snap Fleetwood’s four-game losing streak against Wigan.
While Wigan and Fleetwood competed in the third division last season, it was a brilliant campaign that saw Wigan win the League One championship.
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Promise Omochere, a summer acquisition for Fleetwood, suffered an eye socket fracture in the first match of the year and faces a month or more of recovery time.
Darnell Johnson, who is currently out with an injury, will also be unavailable to the hosts. Joe Garner is anticipated to be given the chance to start on Tuesday after scoring the game-winning goal on Saturday off the bench.
For Wigan, Jack Whatmough missed the trip to Norwich after being thrown out in the first league game, and the defender is not anticipated to be risked for the EFL Cup match. Jordan Cousins is also out with a calf injury.
Despite being close to recovering from their respective injuries, Gwion Edwards and Charlie Wyke won’t be available on Tuesday.
With at least six games left in August, Richardson might rest some first-team regulars, giving players like Stephen Humphrys and Tom Pearce a chance to start.