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EARLY TEAM NEWS: WIGAN ATHLETIC V SWANSEA CITY

1 October 2018

The latest fitness and injury news from both camps ahead of Latics' clash with Swansea City.

  • Team News: Wigan Athletic v Swansea City in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Leam Richardson updates us on Dan Burn.
  • Long term injuries the only issues for both Latics and the Swans.

Speaking to iFollow Latics at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre on Monday morning ahead of Latics' Sky Bet Championship clash with Swansea City on Tuesday evening at the DW Stadium, assistant manager Leam Richardson said his side are almost at full strong in terms of options, with only Gavin Massey in the treatment room, whilst Dan Burn continues to step up his recovery.

Will Grigg returned from a minor groin complaint as a substitute on Saturday, with Callum McManaman alongside him on the bench after a slight knock of his own.

Richardson said:

"We've been without a few players over the last couple of weeks, but that's why we've got a strong squad.

"It's a very tight knit group and we all want each other to do well which is a great headache for the management team to have.

"Callum McManaman and Will Grigg are back available as they were at the weekend, but we've got a number of players determined to get into the team and do well for each other.

"Dan Burn is desperate to get back, he's worked tirelessly with the physios since he got the injury. He was back out on the grass last week.

"Dan did so well last season and that prompted the move he's got, but he's certainly determined to get back in amongst our lads and help the club."

SWANSEA CITY

The Swans saw timely returns for creative spark Bersant Celina and captain Leroy Fer in their 3-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, the latter an unused substitute, but nevertheless back in the picture following a groin injury.

Courtney Baker-Richardson returned from suspension to score in the home win, with Martin Olsson, Barrie McKay and Wayne Routledge all rotated to miss out on the starting XI.

Youngster Joel Asoro has an ankle injury following an awkward challenge during an appearance for Swansea's U23s against Villarreal B last week.

Longer term injuries include Jefferson Montero (thigh) and Wilfried Bony (knee), whilst Luciano Narsingh hasn't featured at all so far since the Swans' relegation from the Premier League.

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