Saturday, 7 February 2015

Should AFCB be worried about Wigan's new look?

It says something when AFCB are to travel up to play the Latics and they are not considered by most to be the underdogs. Wigan's new players are just getting to know one another and you wonder how quickly they will find their feet. They have to be at it from the start and if they are going to stay up then they have to do something about their form at the DW Stadium.

Their new players will give the Wigan squad a freshness and impetus to try and impress and I don't see this as an easy match at all for AFCB. The Cherries will probably bring Shaun MacDonald into the squad if Dan Gosling is still not 100 per cent and with Eunan O'Kane definitely out. It will be no less than Macca deserves as he has been in great form but just out of luck with the amount of opportunities. 

I suspect that Rantie will also feature and Eddie Howe has said that having him back is like having a new signing. I can see with having TK back and Elliott ward pressing for a place that the Cherries will have been lifted a bit in training this week. They are getting used to having the pressure on them now and I hope they will be eager to play well knowing that the match against Derby is just around the corner. 

AFCB have had a good long while to prepare for this game and it is an important week ahead that could go a long way to deciding how the team go in February with some other really tough games coming up. Two wins in a row now would be massive and yet Wigan just may be more of a threat than Derby on the pitch because they really are an unknown quantity.  Wigan are also sure to give 110 per cent in the position they are in. It's a new start for them so AFCB's players have to be ready for that, especially in the first 20 minutes.

I spoke with Jesus was a Wiganer last weekend and you can see the interview with him on the Rival Lines Tab. There was also a return interview where my answers can be seen on the Jesus Was a Wiagner site site, which also has my match prediction. UTCIAD!

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