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Preview: Wigan Athletic v West Bromwich Albion
By Jemma Tappenden
November 10 2012

West Bromwich Albion travel north this afternoon to face Premier League opponents Wigan Athletic.  Albion head into this fixture riding high in fifth place, whilst Wigan currently sit in 13th, six points behind West Brom but undoubtedly showing better form than they have done in previous Premier League starts.

A win for Wigan this afternoon would be their third consecutive in the Premier League, after recent successes over both West Ham and Tottenham.  Albion on the other hand still search for that first illusive victory of the season away from home, having picked up 15 of their 17 points at the Hawthorns.

Albion are likely to be without first choice keeper Ben Foster, who is still suffering the effects of an ongoing groin problem.  Boaz Myhill looks set to step in for Foster.  But the Baggies will welcome back James Morrison who is fit after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Wigan look set to be without Ryo Miyaichi, who is still sidelined because of a groin problem, while Albert Crusat remains out with a knee injury.

Recent form might suggest the Baggies will find this fixture tough; they have not won any of their previous four fixtures against Wigan.  But Clarke's men have got off to a solid start, winning five of their first ten league fixtures this season and scoring at least once in every game bar one.

This afternoons fixture at the DW Stadium kicks off at 3pm.