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20 March 2018

The latest fitness and injury news from both camps ahead of Latics' trip to Walsall.

  • Team news: Walsall v Wigan Athletic.
  • Samy Morsy called up for Egypt's international friendlies.
  • Liam Kinsella and Julien Ngoy missing from Walsall squad.


Latics will be without captain Samy Morsy for the next two fixtures (Walsall and Bury) due to international commitments with Egypt, but other than the 26-year-old's absence, Paul Cook has a fully fit squad to choose from, with positive signs from Nick Powell, who featured as a second half substitute in the Emirates FA Cup quarter final against Southampton, despite a hamstring tweak in the 1-0 victory over Bradford City last Wednesday.

Last XI in League One: Walton, Byrne, Elder, Dunkley, Burn, Morsy, Massey, Powell, Power, Jacobs, Vaughan


Dean Keates will be making his first team selection as Walsall manager without Liam Kinsella and Julien Ngoy, with the pair selected for international duty for their respective under 21 national teams, Republic of Ireland and Belgium.

Maz Kouyhar has also been called-up for the Afghanistan national team, but will only travel after Wednesday night's clash at the Banks's Stadium.

The Saddlers' only fitness trouble is the long-term anterior cruciate knee ligament injury to Joe Edwards.

Last XI in League One: L.Roberts, Devlin, Leahy, K.Roberts, Guthrie, Chambers, Morris, Dobson, Ngoy, Bakayoko, Oztumer

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