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EARLY TEAM NEWS: WIGAN ATHLETIC V NORWICH CITY

12 April 2019

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The latest from both camps ahead of Latics' Sky Bet Championship clash with Norwich City at the DW Stadium on Sunday.

  • Early Team News: Latics v Norwich City.
  • Nick Powell substitution against Hull City a precaution.
  • Anthony Pilkington missed Tuesday's trip to Hull.

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Speaking to iFollow Latics at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre on Friday morning, Latics boss Paul Cook gave an update on the status of Nick Powell's availability after Tuesday night's goal scorer was withdrawn at half time as a precaution.

"We're not worried about Powelly at the minute, it was precautionary for sure.

"In terms of the games now, it's no different to any other team, if you were to lose a player at this stage of the season now, the likelihood is you lose them for the rest of the season.

"For the position we're in, losing our better players and Powelly is one of those better players for sure, is not something we want or need."

Former Canary Anthony Pilkington missed Tuesday's visit to Hull City due to an injury picked up towards the end of last Saturday's 2-2 draw at Bristol City, whilst Gary Roberts and Callum McManaman remain doubtful for Sunday, with Michael Jacobs unavailable for the remainder of the campaign.

The gaffer, Samy Morsy and former Latics striker Neil Mellor can all be heard reflecting on Hull City and looking ahead to the visit of Norwich in the latest episode of our podcast below...



NORWICH CITY

Daniel Farke has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Canaries' visit to the DW Stadium.

The Norwich boss said he isn't concerned about the slight knock Marco Stiepermann picked up during the week against Reading.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Farke said:

"We will have a calmed down day tomorrow. Some players need some treatment to recover.

"We don't want to overload the players. On Saturday we will train for the last time and travel to Wigan and be prepared for the early kick-off on Sunday."

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