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Premier League: Wigan-Newcastle Utd

premier leagueRoberto Martinez' side aim for three points to help lift them out of the relegation zone, whilst also preventing the visitors from boosting their chances of league survival
Goalscorer against Everton, Callum McManaman (ankle) is a doubt for the visit of Newcastle after being forced off with just 40 minutes on the clock last weekend - but represents Roberto Martinez's only fresh selection worry.

Albert Crusa (knee), Ryo Miyaichi (ankle), Michael Pollitt (thigh) and Ivan Ramis (knee) all remain out for the long term.

Meanwhile, it is unlikely Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring) will start for Newcastle after continuing to struggle with match fitness.

Tim Krul (ankle) and Fabricio Coloccini (back) is not expected back before the end of April, allowing Rob Elliot and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to continue deputising.
Wigan beat Newcastle 4-0 in the same fixture last season as the Latics won seven of their last nine Premier League fixtures to avoid relegation.
Roberto Martinez's charges have conceded at least two goals in eight of their last nine league home games.
Wigan have taken only two points in their last six Premier League home games, the worst form in the league.
Newcastle are fourth in the Premier League form guide
Pardew's side have failed to win 14 of the last 15 away Premier League fixtures.
Moussa Sissoko (pictured right), has contributed to five goals in his last six Premier League appearances.
The last four fixtures between these two sides have resulted in clean sheets, with Newcastle keeping three of them.
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