The in-form former Hamilton midfielder is rated 50-50 by manager Roberto Martinez after suffering a hamstring injury in the draw against Stoke last week.
Hamstrung: Wigan's James McCarthy (right) battles Stoke's Glenn Whelan
Provisional squadKirkland, Bramble, Caldwell, Scharner, Boyce, Figueroa, N'Zogbia,Diame, Moreno, McCarthy, Thomas, Scotland, Gomez, Rodallega, Melchiot,Sinclair, Moses, Amaya, Watson, Stojkovic.
Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson is unavailable after returning from the African Nations Cup with a torn muscle and Steven Gohouri has recently been troubled by a hamstring injury.
Martinez, who otherwise has a fully-fit squad, is still to decide whether or not to hand new signing Victor Moses his first start.
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