Oppositions View - Wigan Athletic

Last updated : 21 October 2002 By Katie Unsworth and T.Loakes
Andy Liddell - Remember him?
Liddell - Remember him?
Are you fielding a full strength side?

Will be the reserves and youth side probably, but a few fringe players will be involved. Andy Liddell will play too, back from suspension.

Are you taking this competition seriously?
I think we would rather concentrate on staying at top of the league

How many fans will you bring?
100, Max!

Gaffer - Paul Jewell
Are you happy with your manager?

Yes, he's done very well considering. He started off last season with only a few fit professionals and for us to finish 10th was remarkable! This season and at the end of last season, we've really seen what Paul Jewell can do! Hopefully he's the man that can take us up.

Best result this season so far?
Wigan 3 WBA 1 The other 3-1's were just as good.

Worst result so far this season?

Wigan 0 Port Vale 1

The Duke - Nathan Ellington
Best player so far this season?

Tony Dinning. To come back from stoke (when he wanted to move there), and play like he has been doing is a credit to him. He's been outstanding and even though he's been sent off once, he's not been diving in, he's been timing his challenges to perfection.

Who should Notts' fans watch out for in the Latics side?
Nathen Ellington. The Duke. A fantastic player. Will be capped at international level one day.
To score a hat trick against West Brom is unbelievable.

How do you rate Notts County?
They're a mid table Div 2 side at most. They do have quality in their side but they need an all round quality squad if they are to challenge for promotion, which I dont think will happen for a few years. They have got some good players : Stallard, Cas, Caskey Etc.

Who do you fear most in Notts' squad?
Cas, always seems to put in a good performance against us. Always looks like he could sneak a goal.

Score prediction?
Notts 2 Wigan 1
I don't think Paul Jewell will put out a strong side, and we don't really want to win this cup. Taking that into account I think u'll just sneak it.