The Blues go to Wigan knowing, from bitter experience, how they can beat a side that last season was in the Premier League but got relegated and is playing on a Sunday because despite that they are playing in Europe on a Thursday.
After finishing fifth in the top fight, and qualifying for the UEFA Cup, Town struggled in every game they played on a Sunday following a Thursday game, home or away, In Europe.
They got relegated but things got worse when, after qualifying for Europe again, this time via the Fair Play League, Ipswich struggled again on Sunday’s despite Joe Royle’s best efforts.
So Town go to Wigan on Sunday ready to pull off a win after two fabulous home results.
Wigan Athletic Team News:
Wigan should be boosted by the return of winger Shaun Maloney.
The Scotland international was rested for the 0-0 draw with Zulte-Waregem in the Europa League as manager Owen Coyle made seven changes.
Ben Watson and Leon Barnett look set to return to the starting line-up while Marc-Antoine Fortune will hope for a recall.
Striker Grant Holt is still out with a knee injury and he is joined in the treatment room by Ali Al Habsi (shoulder), Gary Caldwell (hip) and Ivan Ramis (knee).
Player to watch: Shaun Maloney
Wide man is danger man
Ipswich Town 1 Team News:
MM is once again blessed with a fully fit squad should Paul Anderson not suffer any ill effects after recovering from a groin strain.
Player to watch: David McGoldrick
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