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  • February 17, 2013
  • • 10:55 AM
  • • The John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Referee: M. Oliver
  • • Attendance: 12117

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FA Cup Preview: Huddersfield - Wigan

FA Cup Preview: Huddersfield - Wigan

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New boss Mark Robins will be keen to guide the hosts to their second win in the competition inside a week but they will have to overcome Premier League opposition.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

HUDDERSFIELD

Bennett
Dixon, Wallace, Gerrard, Woods
Sinnott, Arfield, Norwood, Clayton
Scannell, Vaughan
WIGAN

 Al Habsi
Scharner, Caldwell, Figueroa
Stam, McArthur, McCarthy, Beausejour
Gomez, Kone, Henriquez

New Huddersfield boss Mark Robins is unlikely to alter the team too much despite only playing its fourth-round FA Cup replay on Tuesday. Former Cardiff City man Anthony Gerrard is again poised to play in the heart of the defense.

Robins could opt to freshen it up in midfield, and if he does so then ex-Manchester United youngster Olivier Norwood is in contention to start after coming off the bench in midweek. Further forward, James Vaughan could also play a part.

As for the visitors, Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is likely to make changes from the starting XI, which lost 4-1 to Chelsea in the club's previous match; however, the defense and midfield could remain unchanged.

The front three could all be swapped out, though, with Jordi Gomez and on-loan Manchester United forward Angelo Henriquez pushing for starting berths, and Arouna Kone poised to come in.

Martinez’s options are still limited as a number of players are currently sidelined - with Antonio Alcaraz (groin), Albert Crusat (knee), Ryo Miyaichi (ankle), Ben Watson (shin) and Mike Pollitt (thigh) out. Ivan Ramis will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Huddersfield reached the fifth round of the competition after winning 2-1 away to fellow League Championship side Leicester in a replay, with Adam Clayton and Sean Scannell netting their goals.
  • The Terriers currently sit 18th in the Championship - and have only won one of their last 15 league matches.
  • They have won the FA Cup once - back in 1922, and finished as runners-up in 1920, 1928, 1930 and 1938.
  • Wigan reached the fifth round by winning 1-0 against Bournemouth and then Macclesfield.
  • Spaniard Jordi Gomez (pictured right), is the club’s top goalscorer with seven goals so far this season.
  • If Wigan wins, it will have matched its best-ever result in the FA Cup, when the Latcis reached the quarterfinals back in 1987.

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Available Squads
-Alex SmithiesGoalkeeper
15Anthony GerrardDefender
-Calum WoodsDefender
22Jack HuntDefender
5Peter ClarkeMidfielder
4Adam ClaytonMidfielder
-Chris AtkinsonMidfielder
17Neil DannsMidfielder
-Scott ArfieldMidfielder
19Alan Lee Striker
-Sean ScannellStriker
-Ian BennettGoalkeeper
33Joel LynchDefender
23Paul DixonDefender
37Oscar GobernMidfielder
-Oliver NorwoodMidfielder
8James VaughanStriker
-Lee NovakStriker
1JoelGoalkeeper
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
-Ronnie StamDefender
-Román GolobartDefender
20Fraser FyvieMidfielder
16James McArthurMidfielder
15Jordi GómezMidfielder
33Paul ScharnerMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
9Arouna KoneStriker
15Callum McManamanStriker
26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
17Emmerson BoyceDefender
11Jean BeausejourMidfielder
16James McCarthyMidfielder
21Ángelo HenríquezStriker
9Franco Di SantoStriker
10Shaun MaloneyStriker

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