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Last Updated: 22/04/14 8:13pm

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Martyn Waghorn: Available once more for Wigan

Martyn Waghorn: Available once more for Wigan

Wigan will be able to call upon Martyn Waghorn and Rob Kiernan again for Good Friday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Reading at the DW Stadium.

Striker Waghorn and defender Kiernan were ineligible to feature in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal at Wembley last Saturday having featured for other teams earlier in the competition.

The two have been among Latics' more impressive performers in recent weeks and could both slot straight into the starting line-up along with goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi, who is expected to dislodge Scott Carson between the sticks.

Midfielder Roger Espinoza (hernia) is training again but winger Callum McManaman, who won a penalty against the Gunners, may revert back to the bench after being withdrawn at Wembley because of cramp. Ben Watson (broken leg) and Chris McCann (knee) remain long-term absentees.

Reading head to Wigan with a mounting injury list to contend with.

Hope Akpan (ankle), Danny Guthrie (calf) and Jem Karacan (knee) missed Monday night's 1-1 draw against Leicester while fellow midfielders Danny Williams (knee) and Garath McCleary (back) were patched up to play, only to suffer recurrences of their injuries.

Winger Jordan Obita also had to go off with a calf problem so boss Nigel Adkins admits he will have to hold a roll call ahead of the trip.

To make matters worse midfielder Mikele Leigertwood, thrown into action as a sub on Monday after a year out with an ankle injury, got himself sent off and serves a one-match ban.

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2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
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6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
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13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
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18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
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23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
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