The latest fitness and injury updates from both camps ahead of Latics' trip to Queens Park Rangers.
- Team News: Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic.
- Darron Gibson, Dan Burn and Joe Garner edge closer to returns.
- QPR could hand debuts to new signings Tomer Hemed and Nahki Wells.
QUEENS PARK RANGERS
Our hosts on Saturday, Queens Park Rangers, made a double signing on Thursday afternoon to bolster their attacking options ahead of the clash at Loftus Road, with Tomer Hemed arriving from Brighton & Hove Albion and Nahki Wells from Burnley on loan deals.
The Premier League duo could be in line for their debuts in W12, whilst defender Joel Lynch has returned to training this week to give Steve McClaren a full squad to choose from off the back of their 3-0 defeat to Bristol City on Tuesday night.
QPR XI v Bristol City: Ingram, Rangel, Leistner, Baptiste, Bidwell, Luongo, Scowen, Freeman, Wszolek, Washington, Eze
Latics continue to focus on the recoveries of Dan Burn and Darron Gibson and the fitness programme of striker Joe Garner.
Speaking to iFollow Latics on Friday morning, Paul Cook said he may be forced into changes at Loftus Road due to the intense nature of our opening fixtures, with a number of players likely to come into the team following Wednesday's 3-0 victory at Stoke City.
Latics XI v Stoke City: Walton, James, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson, Morsy, Evans, Powell, Jacobs, Massey, Grigg