West Brom travel to Lancashire fifth in the table after underlining their best start to a Premier League campaign with a 2-0 success over Southampton. Steve Clarke has been earning widespread praise but he will know his team need to improve their form on their travels. West Brom have taken 15 of their 17 Premier League points this season on home soil and are yet to register an away win. Wigan have offered the best possible response to a recent six-match winless run, with back-to-back victories helping to steer them six points clear of the drop zone. The Latics have, however, won three games in a row just once in the last three-and-a-half years and need to ensure that they do not allow their standards to slip on home soil.
• Wigan have kept two clean sheets in their last 11 league games - both of which were away from home (at Southampton and Tottenham).
• Steve Clarke's side have kept four clean sheets - the joint highest tally in the division.
Roberto Martinez has revealed James McArthur is a doubt in central midfield for the Latics ahead of the visit of West Brom. Ben Watson could be in line to deputise if McArthur fails to make it. Antolin Alcaraz and Albert Crusat both remain sidelined, while Ryo Miyaichi is back training on his own by unlikely to figure here.
A Al Habsi • I Ramis, G Caldwell, M Figueroa • E Boyce, B Watson, J McCarthy, J Beausejour • A Konè, F Di Santo, S Maloney
West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill is on stand-by to play his first senior game for the club in 21 months against Wigan at the DW Stadium tomorrow. Regular keeper Ben Foster is still troubled by a groin problem and saw a specialist in Germany yesterday. Both James Morrison and Steven Reid have returned to full training but, while the former is expected to be available, Clarke admitted he is likely to be cautious with Reid’s game time after recent injury problems. Shane Long is expected to continue up front at the expense of Romelu Lukaku, while Clarke has also praised the recent displays of Zoltan Gera, suggesting the Hungarian may feature again this weekend.
B Myhill • B Jones, J McAuley, J Olsson, L Ridgewell • C Yacob, Y Mulumbu • P Odemwingie, J Morrison, Z Gera • S Long