EFL preview: Wigan hope to benefit from home comforts

Wigan Athletic
WIGAN hope a Lancashire derby on home soil will inspire them to their first win of the season.

The Latics have started the campaign with successive 2-1 defeats on the road – at Bristol City in the Championship last week and Oldham in the EFL Cup in midweek.

But they play their first home game on Saturday as Blackburn, who lost 4-1 at home on the opening day, make the short trip to the DW Stadium.

Latics let full-back Andrew Taylor join BOLTON on a season-long loan this week before selling midfielder Emyr Huws to Cardiff for an undisclosed fee.

Taylor could make his Bolton debut at AFC Wimbledon, when Wanderers aim to bounce back from their midweek defeat at Blackpool in the EFL Cup.

The Trotters kicked off their League On campaign with a 1-0 home win against Sheffield United, who host ROCHDALE this weekend.

Dale lost 3-2 on the opening day at home to Peterborough but then beat Chesterfield 3-1 in the EFL Cup. Keeper Josh Lillis was at fault for Peterborough’s last-gasp winner and Dale boss Keith Hill this week brought former loanee Conrad Logan back to the club on a six-month deal.

BURY travel to Gillingham buoyed by two impressive performances, beating Charlton 2-0 last Saturday before losing 3-2 at Championship side Burton in the EFL Cup.

League rivals OLDHAM took their summer signings to 18 ahead of Saturday’s visit from Walsall, with defender Charles Dunne and winger Calaum Jahraldo-Martin the latest arrivals.

Steve Robinson’s new-look squad lost 3-0 at Millwall last week but responded with a 2-1 win over Wigan in the EFL Cup.