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EARLY TEAM NEWS: WIGAN ATHLETIC V OXFORD UNITED

16 April 2018

The latest fitness and injury news ahead of Latics' clash with Oxford

  • Team news: Latics v Oxford United.
  • U's expected to make changes for trip to the DW Stadium.
  • Paul Cook has a fully fit squad to choose from as Latics enter final five games of the season.

Speaking to iFollow Latics ahead of Tuesday night's Sky Bet League One clash with Oxford United at the DW Stadium, Latics boss Paul Cook said he'll "wait and see" for his team selection.

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Latics have a fully fit squad to choose from meaning continued competition for places, with Cook praising his group, saying:

"We'll just wait and see, we're lucky to have the squad we have at this stage of the season and whatever decisions we make we will only make them believing they're the right ones."

Cook continued:

"We have to look at the data we get after games and on Saturday it wasn't an outstanding performance for us without the ball. We'll analyse that further and check on how the lads are feeling before we decide who plays against Oxford."

OXFORD UNITED

The visitors will be without long-term injury troubled club captain Curtis Nelson as he continues to recover from Achilles tendon injury suffered earlier in the season, whilst Rob Hall also remains absent with a knee injury.

Midfielder Joe Rothwell has been missing since he was substituted against Fleetwood Town last Tuesday.

Speaking to the Witney Gazette, Oxford boss Karl Robinson said he will be making changes for his side's visit to the DW:

“I will make a lot of changes for Tuesday and I will focus a lot on the following Saturday.

“It’s a free-hit, it certainly is.

“We’ve gone Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday.

“You tend to find it’s in the last section of the games you start to pick up mental and physical fatigue."

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