Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Thursday October 21 2010
Wigan Athletic defender Steve Gohouri appears to be fighting a losing battle in his race to be fit for this weekends derby clash against Bolton Wanderers at the DW Stadium.
The Ivory Coast international defender has a tear in his calf muscle that forced him out of last Saturdays game at Newcastle and Latics boss Roberto Martinez says: 'We'll asses Steve Gohouri over the next day or two but maybe the game will come a little too early for him after missing the Newcastle game with a slight tear in his calf."
Meanwhile club skipper Gary Caldwell is nearing a recall following his heroics for Scotland in their recent international against the Czech Republic and his 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek, but like Gohouri, Bolton could be a game too soon.
Martinez says: 'Gary Caldwell continues to develop and played 90 minutes for the reserve team earlier in the week which is another positive sign but again this game will probably come too soon for him."
With Ali Al-Habsi ineligible to play against his parent club Chris Kirkland is all set for his first start since the 6-0 home defeat to Chelsea back in August, Martinez though has no reservations whatsoever about pitching the big shotstopper back in the nets, the boss says on Kirkie: 'This is obviously a unique opportunity for Chris Kirkland to enjoy his football after the hard-work he has shown in training.
'He has been such an important influence in the dressing room this season even though he hasn't been on the pitch."
Latics and Proud
Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan
To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site
Date:Thursday October 21 2010
On Your Way To Southend, Or Just Can't Wait Until 3pm? (Saturday November 28 2015)
Chris McCann Voted Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Burton (Friday November 27 2015)
Early Team News - Southend United v Latics (Friday November 27 2015)
Southend United v Latics - Big Game Preview (Friday November 27 2015)
What The Bosses Say - Southend v Latics (Friday November 27 2015)
Sam Cosgrove Joins Chorley On Month Loan Deal (Friday November 27 2015)
12th Man - It's How We Respond That Counts (Friday November 27 2015)
Latics Youngster Moves To Wrexham On Loan (Thursday November 26 2015)
Any Previous? Southend United v Latics (Thursday November 26 2015)
Meet The Ref - Southend United v Latics - Keith Stroud (Thursday November 26 2015)
|Fosu On Initial PFA Fans' November List
» Fleetwood : 28/11/2015 10:18:01
|Gregory & Ferguson On PFA Fans' November List
» Millwall : 28/11/2015 10:16:00
|Scowen On Initial PFA Fans' November List
» Barnsley : 28/11/2015 10:13:00
|Baxter On Initial PFA Fans' November List
» Sheff Utd : 28/11/2015 10:11:00
|Henderson On Initial PFA Fans' November List
» Rochdale : 28/11/2015 10:09:01