Confirmed: Wigan v Derby County line-ups

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Here are the confirmed teams for Wigan against Derby this afternoon.

Wigan are fighting for their lives near the foot of the Championship table and need three points this afternoon or they could be facing life in League One for next season. There has been a lot of change at the club this season, but the players have always shown spirit and heart as they have fended off the drop down to the third tier of the English game. A win could put the home side to within two points of a safe position if other results go their way.

Derby fought well to secure a point in their last game against Watford and they need to try and cash in and make the most of their favourites tag for this match. The Rams are under a bit of pressure considering they are clinging onto their position in the play-offs and Steve McClaren will want the team to make life a little more comfortable for themselves over the remaining games this season. Derby should have the edge in all key areas if their first choice side plays to their full potential.

Wigan lineup

Starting:

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Gaëtan Bong
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • William Kvist
  • Harry Maguire
  • Jason Pearce
  • James Perch
  • Kim Bo-Kyung
  • James McClean
  • Marc-Antoine Fortuné
  • Leon Clarke

Substitutes: Scott Carson, Leon Barnett, Josh Murphy, Chris McCann, Jermaine Pennant, Sheyi Ojo, Martyn Waghorn.

Derby lineup

Starting:

  • Lee Grant
  • Raúl Albentosa
  • Craig Forsyth
  • Richard Keogh
  • Stephen Warnock
  • Jeff Hendrick
  • Will Hughes
  • Tom Ince
  • Jamie Ward
  • Darren Bent
  • Johnny Russell

Substitutes: Kelle Roos, Cyrus Christie, Jamie Hanson, Zak Whitbread, Simon Dawkins, Jesse Lingard, Chris Martin.

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