A match preview for the Europa League encounter between Zulte Waregem and Wigan Athletic.
Where: Jan Breydel Stadium, Belgium
When: Thursday September 19, 2013 18:00
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Wigan Athletic will make their European debut tonight with a tricky tie to Belgian Jupiler League side Zulte Waregem.
And new loan signing Ryan Shotton will go straight into the side after boss Owen Coyle confirmed his involvement after signing on loan until January 2.
Midfielder trio Callum McManaman, James McClean and Manchester United loanee Nick Powell will also feature, but Shaun Maloney has been rested and did not travel to Belgium with the rest of the squad.
“It presents a great experience for our players and the club,” said Coyle.
He described the match as “historic”, adding: “The excitement around the whole town has been building.
“We want to enjoy these experiences, and the only way to do that is to perform well and win the game.”
Wigan currently lie 15th in the Championship table after getting off to a somewhat sluggish start, but they will be looking to their plethora of new signings to help them overcome the disappointment of not hitting the ground running and making an impact in Europe.