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27 Nov 2012 11:13:00

Lescott wary of Wigan threat

Manchester Cty defender Joleon Lescott has predicted a tough game against a Wigan side he expects to raise their game on Wednesday night. 

City picked up a narrow victory at the DW Stadium last season against a team with a reputation for being hard to beat at home. Lescott expects a similarly tough test this time around but hopes to be given a chance after recovering from injury. 

"Wigan gave us a really tough game last season and we just edged the game 1-0 and were hanging on towards the end to be fair," Lescott told the club's official website. 

"They always seem to play better against top teams and have a lot of talent in their side plus a very good manager who likes his team to play attractive football. 

"They proved that against United last season when they did us a massive favour in the title race by beating them last April, but fully deserved it so we can't and wouldn't underestimate them. 

"These games are a chance to showcase how good they can be and occasionally they really surprise people like they did by beating Spurs away last month. 

"I've won there a number of times so it's not been a bad ground for me but it's going to be hard for me to break back into the team with Matija [Nastasic] playing so well, but if I'm called upon to do a job, I'm fit and ready to play."


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