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Perhaps inevitably, having seen a 20-game undefeated run in all competitions come to a halt last weekend as they exited the FA Cup, Wigan went on to lose in League One three days later – slipping to a 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.
As a result, the Latics are now tied on points with third-placed MK Dons, though they still have the advantage of four games in hand. However, the gap between Leam Richardson‘s team and league leaders Rotherham United has now stretched to nine points.
Due to a raft of postponements around the turn of the year, Wigan also have three games in hand over their South Yorkshire rivals, but will not want to let them drift any further into the distance by failing to win at home this weekend.
While they sit proudly atop the rankings for points accrued on away soil this season, Richardson’s side have fared only modestly well on home turf by comparison: failing to pick up maximum points on six occasions, after 13 league fixtures at the DW Stadium.
If they are to retain their automatic promotion place, then, that record will surely have to improve soon – ideally starting on Saturday against opponents they beat 2-0 earlier in the season, when veteran winger James McLean sealed victory with a stoppage-time strike.
While striker Will Keane has made his comeback to first-team training and could return to the Wigan squad later this month, the home side have received a fresh injury setback, as Norway Under-21 international Thelo Aasgaard has suffered a stress fracture and will be out for the rest of the season.
As recent signing Josh Magennis has failed to get up and running as yet, and Wigan have managed only one goal in their last four games in all competitions, Stephen Humphrys could therefore come into the side up front.
Meanwhile, both Jordan Cousins and Tom Pearce are once again unavailable through injury.
Charlton have reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip north, though Jake Forster-Caskey and top scorer Jayden Stockley are both set to miss the game due to injury.
Wing-back Corey Blackett-Taylor was withdrawn early on last weekend with a hamstring problem, and Diallang Jaiyesimi may again be required to deputise on Saturday.
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Wigan Athletic possible starting lineup:
Amos; Power, Whatmough, Tilt, Darikwa; Naylor, Shinnie; Lang, McGrath, McClean; Humphrys
Charlton Athletic possible starting lineup:
MacGillivray; Clare, Pearce, Famewo; Matthews, Gilbey, Dobson, Morgan, Jaiyesimi; Washington, Aneke