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Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell face fitness tests for Wigan
Published : 27 Nov 2012 10:33:00
Injury-hit Wigan will give fitness tests to forward Shaun Maloney (groin) and defender Gary Caldwell (hamstring) ahead of their Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Defender Ivan Ramis (hamstring) is unlikely to feature after being forced off against Reading last weekend, but midfielder James McArthur and striker Franco di Santo are back in contention after coming off the bench in that game. Midfielders Albert Crusat (knee) and Ben Watson (broken leg), winger Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) and defender Antolin Alcaraz (groin) remain on the sidelines. Manchester City defender Gael Clichy remains on the injury list as the champions travel to the DW Stadium. The Frenchman has missed the last two matches with an ankle problem and is also unlikely to feature this weekend, but captain Vincent Kompany (knee) felt no ill effects after his 90-minute performance against Chelsea on Sunday. Midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) is making progress but not ready to feature, while right-back Micah Richards (knee) remains out. Joleon Lescott is fit again after injury, but the centre-half is not expecting to replace Matija Nastasic in the starting line-up.