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Fulham at Wigan: Team News

last updated Friday 14th September 2007, 12:23 PM

Aaron Hughes is available to make his Fulham debut after overcoming an ankle injury.

The defender has not figured since joining from Aston Villa during the summer.

Lee Cook's knee injury keeps him on the sidelines though, alongside Philippe Christanval, Brian McBride and Jimmy Bullard.

Fulham's medical team are checking up on David Healy's recent calf complaint, but he is expected to start.

New signings Danny Murphy, Seol Ki-Hyeon and Shefki Kuqi could all make it on to the substitutes' bench.

Fulham (from):

Niemi, Kel, Warner,

Volz, Baird, Stefanovic, Hughes, Bocanegra, Konchesky,

Davis, Smertin, Murphy, Seol, Davies, Dempsey,

Healy, John, Kamara, Kuqi.

Kevin Kilbane will miss Wigan's home game against Fulham on Saturday as he serves a one-match ban for his sending-off in the Latics' 1-0 defeat at Newcastle a fortnight ago.

Emmerson Boyce looks set to fill in at left-back with Cameroon international Salomon Olembe, who played for the reserves on Wednesday night, not yet fully match-fit following his recent signing.

Dutch winger Rachid Bouaouzan will be included in Chris Hutchings' squad for the first time since his arrival from Sparta Rotterdam, but Antonio Valencia (knee) and Denny Landzaat (fractured eye socket) are out.

Wigan (from):

Kirkland, Pollitt,

Melchiot, Granqvist, Bramble, Boyce, Scharner, Hall, Olembe,

Brown, Koumas, Sibierski, Skoko, Bouaouzan,

Cotterill,Heskey, Bent, Aghahowa.

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