Oct 6, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​DW Stadium
WiganWigan Athletic
2-1
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
Spurr (69' og.), Boyce (90')
Shotton (60'), Perch (62')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Spurr (8')
Kane (36'), Cairney (73'), Kean (87'), Rhodes (90')
Hanley (31')

Preview: Wigan Athletic vs. Blackburn Rovers

Wigan's Ben Watson celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Maribor during their Europa League group match on October 3, 2013
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Sports Mole previews the Lancashire derby between Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers.

Lancashire rivals Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers meet in the Championship on Sunday, with the hosts looking to build on their European success in midweek.

Owen Coyle's Latics ran out 3-1 winners over Maribor at the DW Stadium in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Blackburn could move to within a point of the top six if they win and other results go their way. Gary Bowyer's side have won their last two league matches, the latest coming against Watford on Tuesday evening.

Wigan currently sit 15th in the table, having taken 11 points from eight games.

Coyle could be tempted to hand starts to Nick Powell and Ben Watson after the pair scored against Maribor.

Bowyer could name an unchanged Blackburn XI, with Leon Best and Jordan Rhodes continuing their partnership up front.

Recent form

Wigan: DDWLWL

Blackburn: WDLDWW

Possible starting lineups

Wigan: Carson; Shotton, Rogne, Perch, Barnett; Watson, Gomez, McArthur; Powell, McManaman; Fortune,

Blackburn: Kean; Kane, Dann, Hanley, Spurr; Cairney, Lowe, Evans, King; Best, Rhodes

Sports Mole says: 1-1

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer on the touchline during a game with Nottingham Forest on August 10, 2013
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