Latics sweat on Duke fitness

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Championship leaders Wigan Athletic are sweating over the fitness of striker Nathan Ellington.

The former Bristol Rovers hit-man is due to see a specialist this week regarding a shoulder injury he sustained in the 1-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

The 23-year-old, who had shoulder surgery back in April 2003, could face more time on the sidelines with a fresh problem to the same joint.

"Nathan Ellington has hurt his shoulder and will see the specialist tomorrow to try to establish how serious it is," Latics boss Paul Jewell told the club's official website.

"He's certainly a concern but we'll have to wait and see."