Figueroa set to return against Cats

Maynor Figueroa could make a return to the Wigan starting line-up for Saturday's visit of former manager Steve Bruce and his Sunderland side.

Last Updated: 27/11/09 at 10:53

Figueroa: Unused substitute last weekend

Figueroa: Unused substitute last weekend

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The Honduras international left-back, originally signed by Bruce for Latics, is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a knee injury and was on the bench for last Sunday's 9-1 humiliation at Tottenham.

Erik Edman, who endured a torrid time at White Hart Lane, would be the man to drop out for the Premier League clash against the Black Cats at the DW Stadium.

Wigan (from): Kirkland, Edman, Bramble, Scharner, Melchiot, Figueroa, Boyce, N'Zogbia, Diame, Thomas, Scotland, Koumas, Sinclair, Rodallega, Amaya, De Ridder, Pollitt, Cho, Gomez.

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