Wigan Athletic squad first news ahead of Cheltenham Town clash on Saturday


Wigan Athletic is back in action on Saturday against Cheltenham Town.

Wigan Athletic will look to maintain solid form against Michael Duff’s side at DW Stadium.

The Latics were eliminated from the Carabao Cup by Sunderland on Tuesday night.

Leam Richardson’s side have given some fringe players the chance to get a few minutes under their belt against the Black Cats and can now focus on the league again.

Here’s a look at some early news from Wigan’s squad ahead of their clash against Cheltenham:

Read: Wigan Athletic fans react to Sunderland Cup loss

Jones out

Goalkeeper Jamie Jones is injured for the ‘Tics.

He injured his hand in their EFL Trophy match against Wolves Under-21 last month and is out for a “number” of weeks, according to a Wigan Today report.

Young Sam Tickle was on the bench on the cover of first-choice Ben Amos.

Seasoned stopper Mark Howard trained with the club recently, as reported by The Sun on Sunday (09/19.21, p. 61), but it’s unclear whether he’ll be offered anything yet.

Where’s Bennett?

Wigan signed Joe Bennett on deadline day last month, but he is yet to play for his new club.

The former Cardiff City defender is not quite in good shape yet and is still awaiting his debut.

Read: Wigan Athletic boss delivers verdict on new signing debut Tuesday

Does Kerr want to start?

The new signing made his debut against Sunderland after arriving from St Johnstone and hopes to start against Cheltenham.

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