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12 September 2016

Nick Powell to have scan ahead of Norwich trip.

  • Gary Caldwell brings early team news leading up to Latics' trip to Norwich.
  • Nick Powell set for scan after injury against Sheffield Wednesday.
  • David Perkins back in training, Craig Morgan out and Stephen Warnock fine after knock.

Following Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, Gary Caldwell's Latics prepare for a second tough away trip in the space of just four days as they head to Norwich City's Carrow Road on Tuesday evening.

The clash with Carlos Carvalhal's Owls saw Nick Powell replaced before half time due to a groin injury, something which Caldwell says is being assessed before tomorrow night.

"We've not got an update on Nick Powell yet, but he's having a scan this afternoon," said Latics' boss at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre on Monday morning, following up with some positive news on defender Stephen Warnock, who took a knock late on at Hillsborough.

"Stephen is fine, he's somebody I don't worry about because he takes kicks and just gets on with it.

"He looks after himself and it was just the impact from a challenge on Saturday, but he'll be fine for Tuesday."

West Ham United loanee Reece Burke came in for his debut against Wednesday at the weekend and looks set to continue his role in Latics' defence as someone who has pleased Caldwell with his start.

"He's a great player who can bring a lot to us this year and I think he's got the potential to be anything he wants as a footballer.

"He's got all the attributes to be a top player and at 20 he's still very young for a defender.  He's willing to listen and learn to improve which is something he's going to need to continue to do to go up the levels.

"We're delighted to have him, he's a great kid and I was pleased with him on his debut.  To play in the Championship like that at 20-years-old you've got to be a good player and hopefully he can build on that and be even better throughout the season."

Adam Le Fondre made his Latics debut from the bench on Saturday, with fellow recent additions Nathan Byrne and Kaiyne Woolery, yet to be involved with the 18-man match squad, as options for Tuesday's match.

Long term injured players Donervon Daniels, Kyle Knoyle, Andy Kellett and Reece James continue to recover, whilst David Perkins and Craig Morgan get closer to returns.  Caldwell added:

"Perks is back running but Tuesday will be too soon for him and Morgs is still in the gym and doing some rehab for his hamstring to fix the problem and it looks likely that he'll miss Tuesday and Saturday."

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