Latics hopeful over strike duo
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is hopeful that forwards Franco di Santo and Hugo Rodallega could both feature against Newcastle on Saturday.
Di Santo limped out of the 2-1 defeat at Fulham with a calf injury while Rodallega has not turned out for Latics since the draw with Norwich on March 11 because of a persistent knee problem.
However, the duo are both in training ahead of this weekend's big home clash with Newcastle and the Wigan boss says he could have both at his disposal for the game as his side look for more vital points in their bid to avoid relegation.
"Hugo rejoined the squad on Monday and we are waiting to see how much of a reaction there will be," Martinez told the Evening Post.
"The work he has done over the past few days has been very positive, he is getting stronger by the day and he's well in contention for the weekend."
Di Santo, meanwhile, is also progressing well and responding to treatment after he only suffered a minor calf problem in the 2-1 defeat at Craven Cottage and his situation will be re-assessed later in the week.
Martinez added: "The good news regarding Franco is we were able to get him off the field before he picked up a really serious injury.
"We'll assess him again on Thursday or Friday, but he is reacting well to the treatment and we remain hopeful he will be okay.
"Thankfully we were able to avoid the ultimate damage in terms of soft-tissue injuries, which is a rupture. It's important now that we get rid of the problem he has in his calf, try to wash it off and ensure he finishes the season on a high."