• Barclays Prem
  • 04 May 2013
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: The Hawthorns
Home team Score Away team

West Bromwich Albion


Wigan Athletic

Shane Long 29
Gareth McAuley 50
Arouna Kone 39
James McArthur 58
Callum McManaman 80

WBA v Wigan preview

Friday 3rd May 2013 10:44

Roberto Martinez: Looking for win

Roberto Martinez: Looking for win

There are no thoughts of the FA Cup final as Wigan travel to West Bromwich Albion in search of three points.

Wigan are forced into a defensive change for their trip to West Brom with Maynor Figueroa ruled out for the rest of the season with a groin injury.

Paraguay centre-back Antolin Alcaraz (hamstring) is close to fitness but unlikely to return this weekend, and with Ivan Ramis already sidelined they have limited options in defence.

Ronnie Stam could come in at the back with Emmerson Boyce going to centre half - but captain Gary Caldwell is confident that he will be fit to return following a hip complaint.

Midfielder Ben Watson, out since last November with a broken leg but on the bench last week, could figure while defender Roman Golobart and midfielder Fraser Fyvie are in contention after knocks.

West Brom will be without captain Chris Brunt, striker Marc-Antoine Fortune and defender Goran Popov for the clash.

Brunt missed the 3-0 win at Southampton with a knee injury and sits out again, while Popov has a calf problem.

Fortune starts a three-game suspension but Youssouf Mulumbu returns from a ban of his own.

Nigerian Peter Odemwingie is in contention for a first appearance since March 30.



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