Damien Duff starts for Fulham despite suggestions that he would be missing for a lot longer with his Achilles injury. Chris Baird comes back in for Dickson Etuhu in central midfield and Erik Nevland will partner Bobby Zamora up front. Diomansy Kamara isn’t even fit enough for the bench – which looks light on attacking options.

WIGAN ATHLETIC (4-5-1): Kirkland; Melchiot, Edman, Bramble, Boyce; Thomas, Diame, Scharner, Rodallega; Scotland. Subs: Pollitt, Amaya, Cho, Gomez, Sinclair, Koumas, De Ridder.

FULHAM (4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Konchesky, Hughes, Hangeland; Baird, Greening, Dempsey, Duff; Zamora, Nevland. Subs: Zuberbuhler, Kelly, Gera, Riise, Etuhu, Smalling, Dikgacoi.

REFEREE: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear).