Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Bristol City v Wigan Athletic
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday, August 6th (3pm)
New signing Tammy Abraham goes straight into the squad for Bristol City's Sky Bet Championship opener against Wigan at Ashton Gate.
All you need to know about Wigan:
It’s been quite a whirlwind few years for Wigan. After winning the FA Cup in 2013, the club were relegated to the Sky Bet Championship but embarked on their first ever European adventure. The Latics lost to QPR in the play-offs that year and suffered a shock relegation to League One the following campaign. Wigan were tipped to bounce back at the first attempt as 87 points was enough to earn them the title.
Gary Caldwell - Former Celtic centre-back who earned 55 caps for Scotland in his 14-year career. The 34-year-old was appointed Wigan boss at the back end of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship season but couldn’t keep the Latics in the second tier in his five games in charge. A much more successful year followed for the Scotsman in League One as he led the Greater Manchester club in the title.
James Adcock is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Nick Hopton and Adam Matthews. David Coote is the fourth official.
This game is all-ticket. Tickets are no longer on sale.
LAST TIME OUT
Bristol City 0-1 Wigan Athletic (January, 2003) - Peter Kennedy's 48th-minute strike gave Wigan a 1-0 victory over City. The win - Wigan's 10th in succession in the league - came at the end of a high-quality match at Ashton Gate. Kennedy's goal came from a free-kick, curled home from 20 yards after Nathan Ellington had been fouled by Matthew Hill.
Bristol City: Phillips, Coles, Butler, Hill, Bell, Murray, Burnell, Doherty, Aaron Brown, Beadle, Peacock. Subs: Carey, Tinnion, Stowell, Rosenior, Lita.
Wigan: Filan, Eaden, Jackson, De Vos, Kennedy, McCulloch, Dinning, Mitchell, Teale, Liddell, Ellington. Subs: McMillan, Breckin, Roberts, Beasant, Jarrett.
League One: 1st
Emirates FA Cup: First round (lost to Bury)
EFL Cup: First round (lost to Bury)
EFL Trophy: Area semi-finals (lost to Barnsley)
DID YOU KNOW?
Wigan chairman David Sharpe is one of the youngest in world football at just 25-year-old.
This game is all-ticket. Tickets are no longer on sale for this fixture.