Wigan Athletic host Gillingham live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 07/01/16 8:45pm
Yanic Wildschut will have to come out of Wigan's starting line-up for Gillingham's Thursday night visit to the DW Stadium, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7.30pm.
The Sky Bet League 1 clash sees the second-placed Gills - who are one point behind leaders Burton Albion, having played a game more - travel to face the fifth-placed Latics, who are nine points behind their opponents in the table.
Dutch forward Wildschut has returned to Middlesbrough after scoring four times in 17 appearances during a loan spell, although Wigan have reportedly struck a deal to bring him back this month on a permanent basis and are awaiting a decision from the 24-year-old.
Grant Holt could take Wildschut's place in the squad on Thursday after returning from a stint with Wolves but on-loan midfielder Francisco Junior, back at Everton for treatment on a hernia problem, is unlikely to play for Wigan again before his deal expires.
Full-back Kevin McNaughton (knee), the club's only long-term injury absentee, is back in full training.
Striker Luke Norris could be part of Gillingham's travelling squad.
Norris was forced off against Bradford on Saturday with an ankle injury as the Gills won a fourth straight game, but the problem is not considered too serious and there is a possibility he will not miss any time.
While Dominic Samuel extended his loan from Reading earlier this week, the loan deals of both Chelsea's Jordan Houghton and Cardiff's Adedeji Oshilaja have now expired.
Ben Williamson does bolster Justin Edinburgh's options following his return from a spell with Cambridge.
Watch Wigan v Gillingham in League 1 on Thursday night, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7.30pm, or watch without a contract on NOW TV.