Wigan v Norwich preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:56

Wigan v Norwich preview

Wigan look set to be without midfielder James McCarthy for the season-opening visit of the Canaries.
The Republic of Ireland international twisted his ankle in last week’s pre-season friendly against Villarreal and Latics boss Roberto Martinez has given him only a 10% chance of being involved.
Striker Hugo Rodallega is available after returning late to pre-season training following his involvement with Colombia in the Copa America but defender Antolin Alcaraz, who reached the final with Paraguay, will be given more time to regain full fitness.
Norwich are hopeful Wales midfielder Andrew Crofts (ankle) and full-back Russell Martin (calf) will be fit.
Striker James Vaughan, signed from Everton, and centre-back Elliott Ward are sidelined after picking up minor knee injuries during pre-season training in Germany.
Anthony Pilkington could be included in the squad as the former Huddersfield winger continues his rehabilitation from a serious ankle injury.
Wigan (from): Al Habsi, Caldwell, Boyce, Figueroa, Watson, Diame, Rodallega, Moses, Sammon, McArthur, McCarthy, Gomez, Gohouri, Di Santo, McManaman, Lopez, Stam, Thomas, Kirkland, Jones, Nicholls, Golobart.
Norwich (from): Ruddy, Martin, De Laet, Barnett, Naughton, Bennett, Johnson, Crofts, Surman, Hoolahan, Holt, Rudd, Morison, Whitbread, Jackson, Pilkington, Fox, Martin, Tierney.

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