Nick Powell is looking to get back to the Wigan starting line-up when the club take on Middles brough this weekend. The 24-year-old put in a 30 minute cameo in the game against Ipswich in the previous match. After having spent a long time on the sidelines due to calf and hamstring injuries, it is important for Powell to take his time before making his full comeback. However, he appears to be ready for a starting spot after reporting no complications following his cameo appearance against Ipswich. As Wigan try to extend their unbeaten sequence to 5 matches, the return of Powell will be a major addition.
Wigan have had a mediocre campaign but will be able to rejoice depending on a strong finish.“All the lads are knocking on the door for the weekend. We’ve had a month now where we haven’t lost a game, so we’ve not needed to rush players back. Powelly’s one of those pushing for a start and we’ll assess it before the game.Four games unbeaten can be deemed good and bad, depending on results. But I think in this division, if you’ve not lost for four games, you’ve done well,” said Paul Cook.