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21 October 2016

West Ham United duo could return for Latics.

  • Reece Burke and Kyle Knoyle back available for Latics ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion.
  • West Ham United duo involved in midweek action for the Hammers' U23s.
  • Gary Caldwell has no new injury concerns following midweek draw at Leeds United.

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell revealed a boost to his squad numbers whilst speaking to Latics PlayerHD on Friday morning, declaring both Reece Burke and Kyle Knoyle fit for selection ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the DW Stadium.

Both defenders, on season-long loans from West Ham United, featured for the Hammers' Under 23 side against Aston Villa on Monday as they stepped up their recoveries from injury.

Knoyle suffered an elbow injury during pre-season, with Burke sidelined due to a hernia.

"Reece Burke played 45 minutes, Kyle Knoyle played 90," said Caldwell.

"I felt it was important they got a game and the quality of that game too was good to have available to us, thanks to West Ham.

"It was important they got that, I went down and watched it, they both played well and came through it fine so they'll be available for selection on Saturday."

Happy with Latics' efforts on Tuesday night away at Leeds United, Caldwell added:

"Everyone's fine from Leeds; we've recovered well, other players have trained yesterday to prepare for the game so it's been a good week injury wise and we have a full squad to pick from.

"If anything, we've improved and been boosted by the players that have come back from injury."

Latics will remain without longer term injured players Andy Kellett (knee), Donervon Daniels (knee), Reece James (foot) and Alex Gilbey (ankle).

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