Date: 21st September 2007 at 9:36pm
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Marcus Bent is set to start along side Antoine Sibierski in attack for the Latics at Readimg

With the inspirational Heskey missing Bent will be given his chance to stake claim to Wigan’s centre forward bearth

Chris Hutchings will bemoaning his luck as far as injuruies are concerned but at least Kilbane is set to return following suspension

Another player hoping to profit from the misfortune of others is midfielder Michael Brown

Latics summer signing from Fulham is due a start with both Landzaat and Valencia missing with long term injuries

Brown reckons he is a little off the pace at the moment due to him having to serve a two match suspension at the start of the season but he feels he is about to show his worth

Vital Quotes:

Reading Team News:

Doyle and Dueberry are back in contention but Oster, Little and Sonko are definately missing

Reading from:

Hahnemann, Federici, Murty, de la Cruz, Ingimarsson, Bikey, Duberry, Shorey, Rosenior, Harper, Gunnarsson, Fae, Cisse, Hunt, Convey, Kitson, Lita, Doyle, Long.

Player to watch: Dave Kitson

Kitson has a point to prove after missing nearly all last season with injury

Wigan Athletic Team News:

New signing Rachid Bouaouzan is out with a thigh strain joining Heskey, Landzaat and Valencia on the treatment table

Bent should get the nod ahead of Aghahowa to replace Heskey in attack

Latics from:

Kirkland, Melchiot, Granqvist, Bramble, Kilbane, Brown, Scharner, Skoko, Koumas, Sibierski, Bent, Aghahowa, Boyce, Cotterill, Hall, Olembe, Pollitt.

Player to watch: Titus Bramble

A man mountain in the heart of the Latics defence

Match Facts & Stats

Match Prediction:

Heart says Latics 1-0 head says terrible 0-0 draw

Next Fixtures:

Latics Vs Liverpool

Saturday 29/09/07

JJB Stadium