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The 3 Wigan Athletic players who will benefit most from EFL suspension



Wigan Athletic’s bid to survive in the Championship has certainly caught the eye recently with a number of impressive performances from Paul Cook’s side. 

The Latics had previously been occupying a spot in the second-tier relegation zone, but wins against the likes of promotion-chasing Leeds and West Brom has seen Wigan move up to 20th in the Championship table.

Cook seems to have found a winning formula to lift his side out of the bottom-three, much to the delight of the club’s supporters heading towards the conclusion of this year’s campaign.

The EFL have recently announced that they have come to agreement to postpone all fixtures until 3rd April at the earliest after recent events.

Paul Cook will be hoping that his side can continue their impressive run of results when they return to action later this year.

We look at THREE Wigan Athletic players who will benefit the most from the EFL’s temporary suspension.

Gary Roberts

Roberts was forced off at half-time through injury in Wigan’s recent goalless draw against relegation rivals Luton Town, and the break comes at the ideal time for him.

He has made eight appearances in total this term, and his experience has certainly come in useful to some of the club’s younger players that can learn a considerable amount from the attacking midfielder when he is involved.

Roberts will be hoping he can stay injury-free for the remainder of this year’s campaign, as Wigan look to retain their status as a Championship club for another season.

Michael Jacobs

Jacobs caught the eye with an impressive performance in a 3-0 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium earlier this year, but has struggled for consistent game time in recent weeks.

Gavin Massey and Jamal Lowe have been the preferred options out wide for Paul Cook, and Jacobs will be hoping that he can use the break from competitive action to force his way back into Cook’s plans for the remainder of this year’s campaign.

If he can impress in training, then the Wigan boss could have a welcome selection dilemma in the future.

Jamal Lowe

Lowe has been a regular in the Wigan Athletic team this season after signing from League One side Portsmouth in the summer transfer window.

He has made 39 appearances in total for the Latics in all competitions this term, but has struggled in front of goal, with Lowe having just three goals to his name this season.

The break from action could be the perfect opportunity for the 25-year-old to recapture his best form in front of goal, after he netted 15 goals for Pompey in last year’s league campaign.

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