Lincoln and Wigan met for the first time in over 20 years at the start of December, although there has not been a long history between the clubs due to Wigan’s relatively recent arrival in the Football League. Wigan have the advantage with 14 wins to Lincoln’s 10, due mainly to a poor record in the late 1990s when Wigan won five of the six fixtures. City have never played at the DW Stadium, although they appeared a good number of times at the now-departed Springfield Park against both Wigan clubs. Their last visit in April 1999 saw a 3-1 victory for the home side in a Division Two fixture. That season ended in relegation for the Imps while Wigan were beaten 2-1 by Manchester City in the play-off semi-final. The two clubs parted company at that point, with Dave Whelan’s investment carrying Wigan to the Premier League and an FA Cup win.
Playing connections have been rare, with only Phil Daley, Alan Johnson, Gary Powell, John Robertson, Jon Whitney, Colin Greenall, Drewe Broughton, Gary Croft, Nicky Eaden, Geoff Horsfield, Mike Pollitt, Scott Carson, Chris Herd, Callum Connolly and Matt Gilks appearing for both clubs since 1990.
Have a go at our Lincoln City v Wigan Athletic Quiz below:
QUIZ: Lincoln City v Wigan Athletic (20/02/2021) – Can You Get All 10 Correct?
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) February 18, 2021