Breaking Sky Bet Championship team news from the DW Stadium as Latics host Aston Villa.
- Sky Bet Championship Team News: Latics v Aston Villa.
- Anthony Pilkington makes his debut amongst three changes from our last league outing.
- Michael Jacobs returns to the bench.
Latics make three changes to their starting XI from the last Sky Bet Championship outing against Sheffield United on New Year's Day, with new signing Anthony Pilkington making his debut in place of the injured Gavin Massey, Jamie Jones between the sticks in place of Christian Walton and Josh Windass replaces Darron Gibson against Aston Villa.
Michael Jacobs is back in the squad for the first time since his hamstring injury in early October and makes the bench.
Nick Powell is due to train on Monday, Massey is likely to return soon after that, whilst left back Antonee Robinson remains on the recovery trail until February.
Latics: Jones, James, Dunkley, Kipre, Naismith, Morsy (Capt), Evans, Pilkington, Windass, Roberts, Garner
Subs: Walton, Byrne, Vaughan, Grigg, McManaman, Jacobs, Connolly
Aston Villa: Kalinic, Taylor, Chester (Capt), McGinn, Bolasie, Hourihane, Bree, Abraham, Bjarnason, El Ghazi, Elphick
Subs: Steer, Whelan, Hogan, Davis, Hutton, Hause, Adomah