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Winger in, 27-y/o out: The Wigan Athletic XI we expect Paul Cook to name v Luton Town this weekend



Wigan Athletic will be looking to extend their unbeaten run this weekend, when they return to action to take on relegation rivals Luton Town at the DW Stadium. 

The Latics come into the game off the back of a surprise 1-0 win over league-leaders West Brom, which made it three wins in a row for Paul Cook’s side.

They take on a Luton Town side that are struggling in their fight to retain their Championship status this season, with the Hatters currently sat bottom of the second-tier standings.

But how can we expect Paul Cook’s side to line up on Saturday for this one?

Find out below….

It’s unlikely that Paul Cook will be making too many changes from the side that stunned West Brom in their last match at the Hawthorns.

David Marshall put in a hugely impressive performance for the Latics in that game against Slaven Bilic’s men, and he’s certain to retain his place in the side.

Tom Pearce and Nathan Byrne have offered Wigan some much-needed width going forward in wide areas, and they’ll be a threat to the Luton Town defence which have conceded goals on a regular basis this season.

Brighton and Hove Albion loanee Leon Balogun was forced off through illness in the win over the Baggies, but the club have confirmed that he is set to be involved in the starting XI this weekend against Luton Town, which will be a huge boost for the Latics.

He’ll partner Cedric Kipre in the heart of the Wigan defence, with Chey Dunkley being ruled out of action for the foreseeable future with a double leg break he suffered against Reading earlier this year.

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Sam Morsy netted the only goal of the game against West Brom, and will be hoping that he and Joe Williams can build on their impressive partnership in midfield this weekend.

Jamal Lowe has just three goals to his name so far this season, and will fancy his chances of adding to that tally against a leaky Luton Town defence.

There could be a change on the other wing though, as Michael Jacobs could potentially come into the starting XI in place of Gavin Massey, who was substituted against West Brom in their last match.

Gary Roberts makes up the attacking trio behind the striker, with Kieffer Moore leading the line for Paul Cook’s side, as they look to make it four wins in a row as their survival bid in the Championship continues.

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