Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic
Barclays Premier League
Monday 3 December 2012, kick off 8.00pm
St James' Park, Newcastle
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Video previews now online with Roberto Martinez and James McArthur.
Ahead of this fixture the combined total of injured players reported by both clubs is in the teens with both managers having to dig deep into their respective squads.
Both teams had frustrating results in midweek, Newcastle letting the lead slip to lose 2-1 at Stoke City while Manchester City eventually overpowered Latics despite being second best for much of the game, the current Barclays Premier League champions eventually running out 2-0 winners.
Both teams will kick off Monday night's game with 14 points from 14 games played. Whilst Latics have lost three of their last four games, performances have been positive and the points tally could have easily been much more. Three points for the winning side will provide valuable breathing space at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table and relieve the pressure associated with being in the vicinity of the bottom three.
Newcastle's treatment room is currently home to Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring), Steven Taylor (hamstring), Dan Gosling (ankle), Shola Ameobi (groin), Yohan Cabaye (groin), Gabriel Obertan (toe), Haris Vuckic and Ryan Taylor (both knee) while Jame Perch is suspended.
Meanwhile Latics' long term list is made up of Albert Crusat (knee), Ben Watson (broken leg), Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) and Antolin Alcaraz (groin). Shaun Maloney (groin) and Ivan Ramis (hamstring) are also absent while Gary Caldwell (calf) and David Jones (hamstring) are rated 50-50.
Head to Head
There's nothing to choose between the two sides with five league wins apiece and two draws.
Wigan Athletic 4 Newcastle United 0
28 April 2012
Moses 13, 15
Di Santo 45
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Newcastle are without a win in 7 games.
Latics are in search of their first Premier League win at St James' Park.
Last League Line-ups
Newcastle Utd (v Stoke City [A] L2-1): T Krul, M Williamson, D Simpson, D Santon , F Coloccini, J Perch , J Gutierrez, C Tiote, V Anita (N Ranger, 87), P Cisse (S Ameobi, 87), D Ba.
Subs not used: S Marveaux, J Tavernier, R Elliot, S Ferguson, G Bigirimana.
Wigan Athletic (v Man city [H] L0-2): A Al Habsi (C McManaman, 90), E Boyce, M Figueroa, Piscu, R Stam, D Jones (J McArthur, 74), J Beausejour, J McCarthy, A Kone, F Di Santo, J Gomez.
Subs not used: M Boselli, D Redmond, M Pollitt, R Golobart, F Fyvie.
Referee: Mike Jones
Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick & Peter Bankes
4th Official: Neil Swarbrick