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Latics handed double boost

03 October 2007 07:36
Wigan Athletic duo Antonio Valencia and Denny Landzaat have handed boss Chris Hutchings a boost by returning to full-time training and they could both be available to face Manchester United on Saturday. Valencia has been sidelined for over a month with a knee problem, while Landzaat has missed the last three matches after fracturing his eye socket in a clash of heads with Newcastle United's James Milner. Valencia told the Latics' official website: "Every player will tell you injury is what we fear and I've been really frustrated this time, because I felt I started the season really well after a full pre-season under my belt. "But football is always about looking forward and now all I can do is give everything in training and try and convince the manager to pick me on Saturday. "To play at Old Trafford would be a wonderful way to make my comeback." Meanwhile, Landzaat said of his injury: "I had double vision after the initial clash of heads and it was pretty painful. "But it's all behind me now, everything is healed and I'm doing everything I can to get back in the team."

Source: ESA