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by The Rovers Review

Rovers face one of their biggest tests this season as they travel to promotion favourites Wigan Athletic for a midweek encounter.

Ferguson has talked about lately his struggles in picking a bench for games after leaving the likes of Issam Ben Khemis, Alfie Beestin and Craig Alcock off the bench while also not being able to start Ben Whiteman, but hemay opt to freshen things up,
"I'll assess them and see how we are [after Fleetwood], I've certainly got the options to freshen it up because I'm getting bodies back."

The biggest hurdle for Rovers - who previously drew 0-0 in their last match vs Fleetwood - is going to be penetrating Wigan's goal. Wigan has the best defensive team in the division having only shipped 11 goals from their 17 league games played.  Rovers are also averaging 1.1 points away from home while the Latics are impressively achieving 2.2 points-per-game at home.

Rovers will also have to keep their wits about themselves to keep out Wigan's top goal scorer, Nick Powell, who has scored 7 goals so far this term for the Latics.

One particular edge that Rovers may, in fact, have over Wigan is their recent success against them. In April 2016 Rovers beat Wigan 3-1, just a few weeks before Rovers were relegated and Wigan were promoted.

Prior to that, Rovers previously drew 0-0 at the DW Stadium in August 2015. Rovers haven't actually lost to Wigan since their 4-1 defeat in April 1996.
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