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EARLY TEAM NEWS: WIGAN ATHLETIC V WEST HAM UNITED

26 January 2018

The latest squad news from both camps as Latics prepare to take on the Hammers in the Emirates FA Cup.

  • Injury and fitness news ahead of Wigan Athletic v West Ham United.
  • Updates on Shaun MacDonald, Craig Morgan, Jamie Walker and Jay Fulton.
  • Manuel Lanzini, Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho amongst those likely to miss out for the Hammers.

LATICS

As confirmed in Paul Cook's pre-match press conference at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre, January signing Jamie Walker is back in training following a knee injury.

Craig Morgan is also back in training following a long-term injury, but the game comes too early for Wales international midfielder Shaun MacDonald.

Shaun MacDonald v AFC Bournemouth

James Vaughan is cup-tied having played earlier in the competition for Sunderland before his move to the DW Stadium, but latest addition Jay Fulton has been given clearance to play by his parent club Swansea City having signed on loan for Latics on Thursday afternoon.

Last XI in the FA Cup: Jones, Elder, Perkins, Morsy, Power, Grigg (Hunt 51), Massey, Bruce, Roberts (Jacobs 86), Dunkley, Colclough (Burn 71)
Unused subs: Christian Walton, Byrne, Powell, James

WEST HAM UNITED

It's been a tough couple of weeks for the Hammers on the injury front, with no fewer than eight first team players likely to miss the trip north.

David Moyes told whufc.com that Michail Antonio and Jose Fonte are back in training, but they're unlikely to feature in Saturday's squad.

Manuel Lanzini has been ruled out following an injury in West Ham's 1-1 draw with AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League last weekend, and fellow forwards Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho have all been side-lined.

Andy Carroll and Winston Reid West Ham United

Edimilson Fernandes and Winston Reid are Moyes' other concerns, with the Hammers' boss expected to feature a number of the club's under-23 players.

Last XI in the FA Cup: Hart, Lanzini, Obiang, Ayew (Arnautovic 69), Ogbonna, Byram (Zabaleta (90+1), Masuaku, Martinez, Burke, Cullen, Oxford (Noble 69)
Unused subs: Adrian, Haksabanovic, Samuelsen, Makasi

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