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Preview: Duff on Wigan Athletic

27 January 2022

The size of the task in hand on Saturday for Michael Duff is very clear when he leads his side into battle against Wigan Athletic.

Former Premier League side Wigan are the visitors this weekend in what is a mammoth challenge for the Robins against the team currently leading the League One table.

The 2013 FA Cup winners have won their last seven consecutive games in all competitions and haven't lost a game since October.

Saturday's game then is going to be a big challenge but a fighting spirit and a Jonny-Rocks Stadium atmosphere could potentially make a difference.

"We know what they are," Duff said. "Top of the form table, top of the away table, top of the table with four games in hand, they've not lost since October and they've not lost away from home since the first game of the season which was against Sunderland.

"We know all that - so let's crack on and see what we can do. 

"It's going to be a difficult game, we know that, so we've got to try and fight and compete and be horrible and be a team that's scrapping, which we are.

"We're not going to go mad on them. They're a really good team with really good players and a good manager clearly because the league table tells you that. 

"Ultimately we've got to put a performance in. I don't think luck has been on our side recently. Performances have been pretty good, but we know where we are and we know what we are."

Watch the full interview with Duff above on iFollow and on the EFL iFollow app.

Tickets for Saturday's contest are available to buy online and from the ticket office during opening hours. 

Buy before midnight on Friday to save £2 on ticket prices on the day.

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