The Honduras international misses the trip to Wearside as he completes a two-match ban for collecting 10 yellow cards this season.
Sidelined: Figueroa's (left) ban comes courtesy of picking up 10 yellow cards
Latics are otherwise at full strength with no injuries to report and manager Roberto Martinez could opt for an unchanged side following last week's rousing win at Blackpool, which lifted the club out of the relegation zone for the first time in three months.
Provisional squad: Al Habsi, G Caldwell, Gohouri, Alcaraz, Watson, N'Zogbia, Diame, Moses, McCarthy, Rodallega, Stam, Lopez, Thomas, Gomez, McArthur, McManaman, Cleverley, S Caldwell, Sammon, Di Santo, Boyce, Thomas, Pollitt, Kirkland.
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