Martinez welcomes back Alcaraz
Defender back after serving three-game ban
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: December 6, 2011 6:08pm
Antolin Alcaraz: Available again for Wigan after serving three-game ban
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez hopes the return of defender Antolin Alcaraz from his three-match suspension will help the squad regroup after the defeat to Arsenal.
The Paraguay international is available for this weekend's clash with West Brom after serving a three-game ban for spitting at Wolves defender Richard Stearman last month.
Alcaraz's presence in defence was sorely missed in last weekend's 4-0 home defeat to Arsenal and Martinez is happy to have the central defender available again.
"It (Alcaraz's return) is important because we want everyone available, fit and able to help the team," Martinez told Latics Player.
"It will be a busy week and it is important that we regroup.
"The Arsenal performance was a little below-par in terms of our standards and we will do a lot of work on the training ground to make sure everyone is ready for a really challenging game against West Brom."