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EARLY TEAM NEWS: WIGAN ATHLETIC V WEST BROMWICH ALBION

19 October 2018

The latest fitness and injury news from the Wigan Athletic Training Centre ahead of Latics clash with West Bromwich Albion.

  • Team news ahead of Latics v West Bromwich Albion in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Updates on Will Grigg, Michael Jacobs and Gavin Massey.
  • Matt Phillips could return for West Brom, Bakary Sako could be involved for first time.

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Speaking at his press call ahead of Latics' Sky Bet Championship clash with West Bromwich Albion at the DW Stadium, Paul Cook gave the following update on the fitness of his squad:

"We will have players missing against West Brom and we'll be forced to make changes due to some longer term injuries.

"Will Grigg is out after a hamstring issue with Northern Ireland and Michael Jacobs has picked up an injury which has required surgery.

"We obviously have Gavin Massey missing as well, but it's been encouraging to see him doing gym work and stepping up his recovery.

"It's disappointing to have players injured, but that's exactly why we've built a squad like we have, because we have the quality to step in."

Latics will also be without Darron Gibson for Saturday's game following his red card at Preston North End.

Latics' last XI against Preston: Walton, James, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson, Gibson, Morsy, Windass, Powell, Jacobs, Grigg

Catch up with captain Samy Morsy ahead of the clash with West Brom as gives some insight into his international team mate Ahmed Hegazi.



WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Darren Moore's squad is almost at full strength ahead of their arrival at the DW Stadium on Saturday, with Matt Phillips expected to be available again following an injury picked up against Millwall last month.

New signing Bakary Sako could also be involved after arriving on a free transfer at the start of the month.

The Baggies' last XI against Reading: Johnstone, Gibbs, Bartley, Mears, Dawson, Hegazy, Livermore, Barnes, Barry, Gayle, Rodriguez


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