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EARLY TEAM NEWS: WIGAN ATHLETIC V PRESTON NORTH END

21 April 2019

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The latest fitness, injury and suspension news ahead of Latics' Easter Monday clash with Preston North End at the DW Stadium.

  • Sky Bet Championship Team News: Latics v Preston North End.
  • Cedric Kipre's suspension appeal rejected. Defender banned for one match.
  • Latics wait on Danny Fox availability. Preston face injury crisis.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC

Latics had an appeal against Cedric Kipre's suspension following his controversial red card in Good Friday's 2-1 victory against Leeds United at Elland Road turned down on Sunday evening. The defender will miss one match.

The centre back was sent off after just 14 minutes for an alleged hand ball on the goal line, from which Christian Walton tipped Pablo Hernandez's penalty onto the post.

Latics went on to win the contest 2-1 despite playing with ten men for 76 minutes plus stoppage time.

Another defender Latics are waiting on news from is Danny Fox, who missed Friday's victory after picking up a knock to his knee in the 1-1 draw with Norwich City at the DW Stadium.

Anthony Pilkington, Callum McManaman (hernia) and Michael Jacobs (hamstring) remain sidelined, but Gary Roberts did recover to take a place on the bench last time out.

PRESTON NORTH END

North End had nine first team players missing from their 4-0 victory over Ipswich Town on Friday.

Influential midfielder Ben Pearson continues to serve a suspension, whilst Billy Bodin (ACL), Josh Harrop (ACL), Tom Barkhuizen (knee), Tom Clarke, Andrew Hughes (hamstring), Alan Browne and Brandon Barker (hamstring) are all on the injury list.

Brad Potts has also been missing from Preston's 18-man squads for the last couple of fixtures.

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