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.