Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce is set to make wholesale changes for tomorrows visit of Spurs to the one that faced the North London club in the FA cup just over a week ago.
Chris Kirkland is expected to be fit from his groin strain and replace the hapless Richard Kingson in goals, even if Kirkie hasn`t recovered in time Mike Pollitt will line-up between the sticks.
Kirkie is back
Mario Melchiot and Maynor Figueroa are to be re-instated in the full back spots with the unlucky Emerson Boyce dropping down to the bench with skipper Super Mario taking his place whilst Kevin Kilbanes time at the club is now running down and he will be replaced by Honduras` finest left back
Figgy back in for the Killer
In midfield Lee Cattermole will return following his one match suspension and this will cause a re-shuffling with Daniel DeRidder dropping to the bench, Antonio Valencia going to his more favoured right side and the Catts lining up along side Wilson Palacios in the middle of the park
Out of the team all together will probably be Olivier Kapo after his inept performance that left the Latics management furious with the lazy Frenchman, Ryan Taylor will once again line up in Lee McCullochs old role of the right footed, left sided wide man
Taylor back in on the left
Up front both Heskey and Zaki have recovered from ‘injury` and will start with Henri Camara having to make do with a place on the bench, some pundits reckon this could be Heskeys last game for the club with a £4 million move to Liverpool waiting in the wings, though the much admired Amr Zaki in the words of Steve Bruce `is going nowhere`
Zaki going nowhere, he is staying put
So spurs will face a very different Latics side than the one they knocked out of the cup 10 days ago and with the weather forecast predicting freezing fog the Tottenham players, management and fans could be in for a very cold afternoon at the JJB.
Spurs just might catch a cold tomorrow
I predict a total turn around from the game at White Hart Lane and I can see the Latics running out comfortable winners and Spurs new signing Jermaine DeFoe being another expensive flop
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