Wigan v Norwich preview: Yanic Wildschut set to face former team
Last Updated: 07/02/17 8:11pm
Second-bottom Wigan have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Tuesday's Sky Bet Championship home clash with Norwich, while a host of Latics players are working on their fitness.
Omar Bogle and James Weir made their debuts off the bench in Friday's 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday and Matt Gilks was an unused substitute, but their five fellow transfer deadline day arrivals - Mikael Mandron, Gabriel Obertan, Jack Byrne, Josh Laurent and Alex Bruce - were not included in the matchday squad.
Wigan boss Warren Joyce says some of the new recruits are still getting up to speed in terms of their readiness for first-team action, along with Alex Gilbey and Reece James after their ankle injuries, and it remains to be seen if anyone comes into the 18 on Tuesday.
Nick Powell (hamstring) and Donervon Daniels (knee) are still sidelined.
Norwich will be without midfielder Alex Tettey, who starts a two-match ban for collecting his 10th caution of the season in Saturday's win at Cardiff.
Youssouf Mulumbu is available again following international duty at the African Nations Cup, but forward Steven Naismith (hamstring) is a doubt along with James Maddison (back) who has returned from a loan spell at Aberdeen.
Winger Matt Jarvis, who has yet to feature this season, should be in the squad following his recovery from a hamstring problem after returning from knee surgery but midfielders Graham Dorrans (knee) and Louis Thompson (Achilles) continue their recoveries.
Yanic Wildschut could face his old club having joined Norwich on deadline day and Joyce has fired a warning ahead of his return.
"It's going to be harder for him than us I think," the Latics boss told the club's official website.
"Just over a week ago he was fighting for our corner, then everything happened as it did and we made our feelings clear at the time.
"But now he has to come and the supporters will decide how they choose to react and it's how he deals with it all mentally.
"We can't be affected by any of that. We know what a dangerous player he can be, he's quick and strong - and our defenders have obviously played against him in training many times."