Nathan Byrne available for Wigan’s clash with Bolton

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Wigan manager Paul Cook will be able to call upon Nathan Byrne for the visit of Bolton in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend.

Wigan manager Paul Cook will be able to call upon Nathan Byrne for the visit of Bolton in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend.

Byrne was absent for the midweek defeat at Blackburn because of illness but is available once more, giving Cook options on the right flank.

However, Danny Fox and Anthony Pilkington continue to miss out due to their knee injuries.

The pair are not expected to be available until after the upcoming international break.

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson says there are a few players carrying ‘bumps and bruises’ but he has no new injury concerns ahead of the derby encounter.

Former Wigan forward Yanic Wildschut is the only definite absentee as he continues his recovery from surgery on an ankle ligament injury.

David Wheater is pushing for a return to the starting XI.

The centre-back was available for the midweek defeat at home to Sheffield Wednesday following suspension but Parkinson kept faith in Jack Hobbs and Mark Beevers.

Bolton will remain in the relegation zone even if they overcome their local rivals, who have lost their last three matches.

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