Latics sweating on Kirkland fitness

Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland will be given until the last possible moment to prove his fitness for Saturday's Premier League game at Stoke.

Last Updated: 11/12/09 at 10:20

Kirkland: May miss Stoke clash

Kirkland: May miss Stoke clash

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Kirkland is a strong doubt for the game after sustaining a recurrence of a back spasm in the first half of last week's defeat to Birmingham.

If he doesn't make it then both Mike Pollitt and Richard Kingson are on standby to deputise.

Manager Roberto Martinez is forced into one definite change as Hendry Thomas serves a one-match ban, with Jordi Gomez the player most likely to step into the breach.

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

Kick off is 12.45pm.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham  
Southampton v West Brom  
Swansea v Burnley  
17:30
Everton v Arsenal  
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR  
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 1 2 3
2 Man City 1 2 3
3 Arsenal 1 1 3
4 Liverpool 1 1 3
5 Swansea 1 1 3
6 A Villa 1 1 3
7 Hull City 1 1 3
8 Tottenham 1 1 3
9 Everton 1 0 1
10 Leicester 1 0 1
11 S'land 1 0 1
12 West Brom 1 0 1
13 C Palace 1 -1 0
14 Man Utd 1 -1 0
15 Southampton 1 -1 0
16 QPR 1 -1 0
17 Stoke 1 -1 0
18 West Ham 1 -1 0
19 Burnley 1 -2 0
20 Newcastle 1 -2 0

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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