Wigan Athletic v Posh

A look ahead to Tuesday night’s Sky Bet League One meeting at the DW Stadium (7.45pm).

Peterborough United make the journey north to face Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men looking to extend their long unbeaten run following Saturday’s last gasp draw with Salford City in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Emmanuel Fernandez popped up with an injury-time equaliser to preserve the run, which now stands at 13 games in all competitions (within 90 minutes). Wigan have been beset by off the field issues in the early part of the campaign, which led to a points deduction, but they have won seven games so far this season and are steadily moving away from danger, currently occupying 19th place in the league table.


Posh are without the services of goalkeeper Will Blackmore and midfielder Jeando Fuchs due to injury, while Malik Mothersille is rated as doubtful after picking up a shoulder injury in the draw with the Ammies at the weekend.

Manager Darren Ferguson has confirmed that Nicholas Bilokapic will start between the sticks while Hector Kyprianou, Peter Kioso and David Ajiboye have all trained since the weekend after missing the cup-tie and are expected to go straight back into the squad.

Wigan boss Maloney went strong in his team selection for the FA Cup over the weekend, meaning there may be very few changes to the side here. Steven Sessegnon returned from a minor injury to start at left-back and scored in the Exeter win, so he is set to keep his place in the side.

Fellow defender Sean Clare went off inside the opening 20 minutes, though, making him a doubt here, with Omar Rekik one of the candidates to potentially take his place. Goalkeeper Sam Tickle, who has reportedly been attracting interest from Everton, kept his fourth clean sheet in five games at the weekend and should start again between the sticks.


Stephen Humphrys (pictured below) has netted seven times in all competitions this season including three in the last four so goes into this game in red-hot form. The 26-year-old started his career with Fulham and has played for numerous clubs including Rochdale, Scunthorpe United, Southend United and Shrewsbury, but appears to have found a home at the DW Stadium.

Stephen Humphrys


“It is a big pitch up there and it is always a tough game. I personally believe they will be in and around it at the end of the season despite the points deduction because they are a good side and are well coached. They have good experience and six games ago they changed their formation and have kept three clean sheets since, so they are clearly hard to break down so we will have to be patient,” Darren Ferguson said.


Around 200 tickets have been sold in advance of the fixture at the DW Stadium. Posh fans will be accommodated in the North Stand behind the goal. Tickets go off sale at 12pm from the Weston Homes Stadium Ticket Office and online at www.theposhtickets.com.


Match passes are available to purchase for £10 for domestic and overseas subscribers with audio passes available in the UK for £5. Nilesh Patel and Chris Dowsett will be on commentary.


Jonson Clarke-Harris (pictured below) scored the only goal of the game back in 2020 during the Covid year when Posh secured promotion.



Gwion Edwards (pictured below) still remains a Wigan Athletic player although he has spent time on the sidelines with injury, which is also a similar story for Kell Watts, who rejoined Wigan on-loan from Newcastle United following a stint with Posh last term. Among the other players to have featured for both clubs include;

Ivan Toney, Ben Amos, Jack Collison, Shaq Coulthirst, Callum Elder, Leo Da Silva Lopes, Peter Kennedy, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Scott Wootton.

Gwion Edwards


Ollie Yates is the match referee.