After a positive draw against Norwich on Tuesday night, Latics will be looking to convert their good play into for wins now that will earn them crucial points in their battle for survival.
Wigan Athletic’s draw against Norwich City on Tuesday night was a positive result even though Wigan are still stuck in 23rd place, they now only sit two points behind Blackburn Rovers.
Meanwhile, Fulham were defeated 1-0 by Birmingham City last time out, leaving them in 10th position, six points outside the playoff positions and two points behind Barnsley in 9th.
It’s bad news for Latics, as historically, their record at Craven Cottage has not been good, in their five previous visits, Wigan haven’t won a single one. Earlier this season, the sides played out a goalless draw at the DW Stadium but both know that this is now the time to start picking up the three points rather than settling for one.
Warren Joyce has told the media that he has no fresh injuries following the game against Norwich. The only change being Ryan Tunnicliffe, who is ineligible to play due to the terms of his loan deal from Fulham.
Slaviša Jokanović will be without Ryan Fredricks, who is suspended after being shown red against Birmingham City, Kalas has a hip problem but on the positive side for the Cottagers, Neeskens Kebano could return after representing DR Congo at the African Cup of Nations.
Wigan (Expected): Haugaard; Connolly, Burn, Buxton, Warnock; Power, Morsy, MacDonald, Jacobs; Grigg, Bogle.
Fulham (Expected): Button; Odoi, Madl, Ream, Sessegnon; McDonald, Johansen, Aluko, Cairney, Piazon; Martin