Breaking team news from the DW Stadium as Latics host Sheffield United in the first game of 2019.
- Sky Bet Championship Team News: Latics v Sheffield United.
- Latics make one forced change to the starting XI from the 2-2 draw at Swansea City.
- Lee Evans IS available to play following the completion of his permanent transfer from the Blades.
Latics make one forced change to the starting XI from Saturday's 2-2 draw on the road at Swansea City, with Gary Roberts in for Dan Burn who has returned to Brighton & Hove Albion following his loan spell at the DW Stadium.
Lee Evans is available for today's game following the completion of his permanent transfer from the Blades.
Nick Powell (hamstring) and Antonee Robinson (ankle) remain sidelined, with Michael Jacobs (hamstring) closer to a return.
Latics: Walton, James, Kipre, Dunkley, Naismith, Gibson, Morsy (Capt), Evans, Massey, Roberts, Garner
Subs: Jones, Byrne, Vaughan, Grigg, Windass, McManaman, Connolly
Sheffield United: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, Fleck, O'Connell, Sharp (Capt), Egan, Norwood, McGoldrick, Duffy, Cranie
Subs: Moore, Clarke, Coutts, Freeman, Stearman, Johnson, Washington