Latics prepare to face Reading as Sky Bet Championship action returns to the DW Stadium on Saturday.
- Wigan Athletic host Reading in the Sky Bet Championship.
- Latics look to return to winning ways ahead of a busy week with clashes against Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers ahead.
- Paul Cook expected to have Will Grigg back available following injury.
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Latics return to Sky Bet Championship action this weekend at the DW Stadium with the visit of Paul Clement's Reading, with Paul Cook’s side hoping to return to winning ways after they remain without a win in four games.
Reading arrive ahead of Saturday’s fixture unbeaten in their last two games, beating Bristol City 3-2 and drawing 2-2 with Ipswich most recently, highlighting their upturn in form. Though, Latics are hoping to turn their fortunes around following their 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough last-time out.
MATCH INFORMATION - OFFICIALS
Referee - Oliver Langford
Assistant Referee 1 - Adam Crysell
Assistant Referee 2 - Nick Hopton
Fourth Official - Leigh Doughty
EARLY TEAM NEWS
Speaking to iFollow Latics at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre in Euxton on Friday morning, Paul Cook said we could see the return of Will Grigg from a hamstring injury that has kept him out since the October international fixtures.
Chey Dunkley, Gavin Massey and Michael Jacobs all remain sidelined.
"We're not going to rush anyone back," Cook began.
"Will Grigg's been training this week and probably will be involved this weekend, but nobody else is close to fitness."
Antonee Robinson is the latest blow for Latics having injured his ankle on international duty with USA, leaving him out for close to four weeks, but Cook insists he won't be using absences as excuses.
"We can't let injuries become an excuse because every team has good players missing. Injuries and suspensions are all part of the game, we're just feeling it more this season because we went so long last season without many at all.
"This is a tough league, physically demanding and tiring, but if I don't have to, I won't be chopping and changing."
FIXTURE THROWBACK - PROMOTION TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE
2004-05: Latics 3 Reading 1 - 8 May 2005 - Promotion to the Premier League
It will go down as one of the biggest days in our club's history, as Paul Jewell's Latics side secured promotion to the Premier League for the first time ever, sparking an eight year journey of top flight football against all odds. Lee McCulloch, Jason Roberts and Nathan Ellington all hit the target against Reading at the JJB Stadium to send Wigan Athletic to the elite of English football.
PLAYED FOR BOTH QUIZ
LATICS LISTEN - WILL GRIGG, GAVIN MASSEY AND MATT JACKSON