The advantage Wigan Athletic are hoping to use against Sheffield Wednesday

Wigan Athletic striker Joe Garner has revealed what he believes could give his side the edge against Sheffield Wednesday tonight.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 2:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 2:20 pm

The Latics go into the Sky Bet Championship clash at the DW Stadium second-from-bottom with only five wins to their name all season – and have recorded just one victory in their last 17 matches.

Paul Cook’s side were originally scheduled to play Wednesday at the weekend but the fixture was put back three days due to the Owls being in FA Cup fourth round action at Queens Park Rangers on Friday night.

And well-travelled Garner is hoping the enforced break will give him and his teammates an advantage over Garry Monk’s side this evening.

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“We’ve had a really good week or so to prepare,” said the former Nottingham Forest and Rangers man. “The extra days give you the chance to work on things in that little bit more detail than usual.

“Our preparation is always very thorough, it’s just the gap in fixtures gives you a little bit longer to train.

“We’ve used the time to work on the things we know we need to improve on and hopefully that will show against Sheffield Wednesday.

“They had their FA Cup game against QPR at the weekend.

Wigan Athletic's Joe Garner. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

“But I imagine they’ll still be hurting from the Blackburn Rovers game – because it’s never nice to lose 5-0, especially at home.

“We’re hurting as well, we’re coming into this off the back of some bad results and we need the points.

“So we have to be ready for whatever they throw at us.”