• The FA Cup 5th Rnd
  • 17 Feb 2013
  • KO 15:55
  • Ground: The John Smith's Stadium
Home team Score Away team

Huddersfield Town


Wigan Athletic

Lee Novak 62
Callum McManaman 31
Arouna Kone 40, 89
James McArthur 56

Huddersfield v Wigan preview

Friday 15th February 2013 11:30

Roberto Martinez: Says several Wigan players could be back from injury

Roberto Martinez: Says several Wigan players could be back from injury

Wigan could have several players back from injury in Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round clash at Huddersfield.

Manager Roberto Martinez has suggested defenders Antolin Alcaraz, Emmerson Boyce and Adrian Lopez and winger Ryo Miyaichi all have a chance of returning to action this weekend.

Martinez has also indicated he is likely to hand another opportunity to some fringe players that have come into the team for previous cup games this season.

Huddersfield defender Peter Clarke and on-loan midfielder Neil Danns will return to contention for new manager Mark Robins' first game in charge.

Clarke has missed the last fortnight under doctor's orders following concussion, while Danns was not given permission to play in Tuesday night's fourth-round replay win at parent club Leicester.

Defender Joel Lynch missed out on Tuesday night due to a tight hamstring and remains doubtful, but goalkeeper Alex Smithies is expected to return to the side following a family bereavement.

Right-back Jack Hunt, midfielder Oliver Norwood and striker James Vaughan, all rested by starting on the substitutes' bench in midweek, will also return to contention, but midfielders Danny Ward (foot) and Keith Southern (Achilles), plus strikers Lee Novak (foot) and Jermaine Beckford (hamstring) remain sidelined.



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