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1 March 2019

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The latest fitness and injury news ahead of Latics' Sky Bet Championship clash with Middlesbrough.

  • Sky Bet Championship Team News: Latics v Middlesbrough.
  • Latics close to a clean bill of health for the visit of Tony Pulis' Boro.
  • George Friend and Aden Flint have missed recent matches for the visitors.

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Latics are close to having a clean bill of health for the second week running, giving Paul Cook difficult decisions to make with his match day squad.

Speaking to iFollow Latics on Friday morning, the manager said:

"We have one or two minor issues, but they're something of nothing and I'd rather focus on the healthy number of options we have.

"We're looking the strongest we've looked since the early stages of the season and given we're unbeaten in four matches, we're set up well for a really busy month in March."

Should Nick Powell feature, he'll move up a place in our 100 Club, jumping above Ben Watson into 60th on the list of top appearance holders since 1978 on 112.

Samy Morsy will also jump up two spots. Should he play, Morsy will be making his 102nd league appearance since joining in January 2016, moving him into 69th on the list above Dan Burn and Stuart Balmer and one behind iFollow Latics co-commentator Tommy Gore.


Tony Pulis has had a couple of injury concerns in recent weeks, with club captain George Friend missing last weekend's 2-0 win against QPR and Aden Flint missing the home victory due to a hamstring complaint.

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