Wigan hopeful of Caldwell return

Wigan hopeful of Caldwell return

Wigan captain Gary Caldwell could make his return to action in the St Stephen's Day clash with Everton at Goodison Park.

Caldwell, recently sidelined by a hamstring problem, was back in the squad for Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal as an unused substitute and will be assessed by manager Roberto Martinez ahead of the short trip to Merseyside.

Fellow centre-back Ivan Ramis, who has also been nursing a hamstring complaint, has a chance of featuring as well, while midfielder James McCarthy (ankle) is a doubt. Antolin Alcaraz (groin), Adrian Lopez (hamstring), Albert Crusat (knee), Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) and Ben Watson (broken leg) remain on the Latics’ lengthy casualty list.

Provisional squad: Al Habsi, Pollitt, Beausejour, Caldwell, Ramis, Boyce, McArthur, Kone, Boselli, Gomez, Jones, McManaman, Fyvie, Stam, Di Santo, Golobart, Redmond, Maloney, Figueroa, McCarthy.

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