Latics hopeful over Cleverley

The on-loan Manchester United youngster was forced off at half-time

in the goalless draw at Goodison Park on Saturday and it was feared

he had sustained a fracture. However, he has received good news on

that front and could yet keep his place in the starting line-up to

face Gerard Houllier’s side. “He’s had an X-ray and there is no

fracture, just bruising to the rib,” Martinez told the Wigan

Evening Post. “It’s obviously still sore and painful but we’re

hoping Tom will react well to treatment and he should be in

contention for the weekend. “We’ll have a better idea at the end of

the week but it’s not the bad news we all feared. “Knowing Tom and

the way he always wants to be available, I would say he’ll be

available for selection.”