Squad To Take On Wigan

ALAN Pardew has named a large travelling squad to face Wigan tomorrow, which will remain together in the North West over the weekend to prepare for the Burnley game on Tuesday night.

Fit-again Matty Etherington returns as does Tomas Repka, who has served out the three-match ban for his sending off against Preston.

Luke Chadwick has fully recovered from the ankle knock he took against Leicester, while Carl Fletcher and Gavin Williams have returned from international duty with Wales to take their places in the squad.

A bizarre succession of calf injuries denies Pards of Malky Mackay, Sergei Rebrov, Steve Lomas and Christian Dailly this weekend, while Don Hutchison (knee) is a long-term absentee. 

Young forward Hogan Ephraim has been called up to the travelling squad after impressing on duty with the England Under-17s this week.

The team to face Wigan Athletic will be chosen from the following squad:

Bywater (GK), Walker (GK), Etherington, Mullins, Powell, Cohen, Reo-Coker, Chadwick, Williams, Repka, Fletcher, Ferdinand, Harewood, Zamora, Sheringham, Newton, Noble, Ward, Ephraim, Brevett.

Wigan Athletic v West Ham United at the JJB Stadium, kick-off 3.00pm.