Wigan v Fulham preview

Wigan have Charles N’Zogbia back after the winger completed a
three-match suspension. Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland missed last
weekend’s FA Cup third-round victory at Hull following the bang to
the head he suffered in the previous game against Bolton and will
have his condition assessed. Mauro Boselli will not feature as he
has been nursing a hamstring problem and is set to join another
club on loan for the rest of the season. Tom Cleverley’s hamstring
injury continues to keep him sidelined, while Latics boss Roberto
Martinez hopes James McCarthy, Franco Di Santo (both ankle) and
Victor Moses (shoulder) will be close to full fitness again by the
end of the month. Steve Sidwell could make his Fulham debut as
Moussa Dembele and Andy Johnson return from injury. New signing
Sidwell is lacking match practice following last week’s move from
Aston Villa but the midfielder is in contention for the trip to the
DW Stadium. Dembele (ankle) could finally make his comeback, while
Johnson is fit following a minor hamstring tear, but Bobby Zamora
(leg), Philippe Senderos (Achilles) and Matthew Briggs (calf) are
still out and Mark Schwarzer is on Asian Cup duty with Australia.
Wigan (from): Al Habsi, Pollitt, G Caldwell, Gohouri, Stam,
Figueroa, Alacaraz, Watson, Diame, McArthur, Thomas, N’Zogbia,
McManaman, Rodallega, Lopez, Gomez, S Caldwell, Robinson, Boyce, De
Ridder, Golobart, Mustoe, Kirkland. Fulham (from): Stockdale,
Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes, Baird, Davies, Riise, Murphy, Sidwell,
Etuhu, Duff, Dempsey, E Johnson, Kamara, Gera, Dembele, Etheridge,
Salcido, Greening, A Johnson, Halliche.