Wigan v QPR preview
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is set to be without four central
defenders for Saturday’s key Premier League clash with QPR at the
Antolin Alcaraz (groin) and Ivan Ramis (hamstring) are injured
while captain Gary Caldwell and Maynor Figueroa are both suspended
after the Football Association rejected Wigan’s appeal against the
latter’s red card in Monday’s 3-0 defeat by Newcastle.
The Latics also have other injury problems, with midfielder Ben
Watson (broken leg), wingers Albert Crusat (knee) and Ryo Miyaichi
(ankle) and playmaker Shaun Maloney (groin) all sidelined.
Goalkeeper Julio Cesar is a doubt for QPR’s game against Wigan
as he is still struggling with the groin injury he suffered at
Sunderland two weeks ago.
Stephane Mbia and Samba Diakite have recovered from the neck and
ankle injuries they suffered in last weekend’s 1-1 draw against
Long-term absentees Bobby Zamora (hip) and Andrew Johnson (knee)