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  • November 24, 2012
  • • 10:00
  • • The DW Stadium, Wigan
  • Referee: H. Webb
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Premier League Preview: Wigan - Reading

Premier League Preview: Wigan - Reading

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Roberto Martinez has is short a few starters as the Latics prepare to face Brian McDermott's side, which seeks to continue its unbeaten run of four games.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

WIGAN

Al-Habsi
Lopez, Ramis, Figueroa
Boyce, McCarthy, Jones, Beausejour
Maloney, Kone, Di Santo
READING

Federici
Gunter, Morrison, Gorkss, Shorey
Robson-Kanu, Tabb, Leigertwood, McAnuff
Le Fondre, Roberts

Wigan is still without the injured Antolin Alcaraz (groin) in defense, while fellow center back and captain Gary Caldwell is also ruled out (hamstring), so Adrian Lopez could start in his place.

Midfielders James McArthur (hip) and Albert Crusat (knee) are unavailable, while Ben Watson (broken leg) was injured against Liverpool, so David Jones or playmaker Jordi Gomez could start in central midfield.

Reading could field an unchanged lineup from its last match, with goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (shoulder) still unavailable and central midfielders Danny Guthrie (thigh) and Jem Karacan (knee) yet to recover from injuries.

Hal Robson-Kanu could retain his place on the right wing ahead of Garath McCleary, and Jimmy Kebe (groin) is doubtful. Adam Le Fondre started up front last weekend alongside Jason Roberts in a front two, but Noel Hunt and Pavel Pogrebnyak will also be fighting for a starting spot.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Wigan has won just one of its six Premier League games this season at the DW Stadium, losing three and conceding at least two goals in all but one of them.
  • Reading has failed to win any of its five away matches in the Premier League so far this season, losing three and drawing two.
  • The Royals have won five and lost none of their last seven home matches against Wigan; however, they have only managed one win in the top-flight this term.
  • Wigan has not gained any points from a losing position this season and is the only Premier League side to have failed to do so.
  • The visitors have not won a single one of the four Premier League games they have scored first in this season, conceding each a lead to draw all four.
  • Jobi McAnuff has provided 29 percent of Reading’s assists this season, the highest proportion in the top-flight.
  • Reading striker Jason Roberts (pictured right) won promotion to the Premier League with Wigan in 2005 before moving to Blackburn in 2006, where he scored in each of the three matches against the Latics where he played at least 30 minutes.

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Available Squads
26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
17Emmerson BoyceDefender
21Iván RamisDefender
-Ronnie StamDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
16James McCarthyMidfielder
19David JonesMidfielder
15Jordi GómezMidfielder
11Jean BeausejourMidfielder
9Arouna KoneStriker
10Shaun MaloneyStriker
12Mike PollittGoalkeeper
26Adrain LopezDefender
16James McArthurMidfielder
20Fraser FyvieMidfielder
9Franco Di SantoStriker
15Callum McManamanStriker
-Mauro BoselliStriker
1Adam FedericiGoalkeeper
2Chris GunterDefender
20Nicky ShoreyDefender
15Sean MorrisonDefender
17Kaspars GorkssDefender
8Mikele LeigertwoodDefender
11Jobi McAnuffMidfielder
16Jay TabbMidfielder
19Hal Robson-KanuMidfielder
9Adam Le FondreStriker
30Jason RobertsStriker
12Stuart TaylorGoalkeeper
3Adrian MariappaDefender
23 Ian HarteDefender
24Shaun CummingsDefender
12Garath McClearyMidfielder
29Pavel PogrebnyakStriker
10Noel HuntStriker

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