Reading 0 - 3 Wigan Athletic

Match info: Premier League at The Madejski Stadium

Date: 23/02/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: P Dowd Att: 22,321

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Reading

0
vs
3

Wigan

Arouna Kone 44,45+2
Maynor Figueroa 48

FT (ht: 0-2)

  • Last Updated: February 22 2013, 14:56 GMT

Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz could return after almost six months out injured when the Latics travel to Reading for Saturday's crunch Barclays Premier League clash.

Alcaraz set for return

The centre-back has not played for Wigan since August after tearing a groin muscle on international duty with Paraguay but is back in full training and could play some part.

Winger Ryo Miyaichi could also be involved following his recovery from an ankle injury while defender Emmerson Boyce (hamstring) was on the bench for the FA Cup victory over Huddersfield last week and is pushing for a start along with young striker Callum McManaman.

Reading manager Brian McDermott is hoping to have Jimmy Kebe fit in time for the game.

The Mali winger missed the fifth-round FA Cup defeat to Manchester United with an unspecified injury but has returned to training this week ahead of the clash with the Latics.

Mikele Leigertwood had to be replaced after an hour at Old Trafford after suffering a knock and is a doubt whilst Jason Roberts (hip) and Alex McCarthy (shoulder) are still missing.

Teams

Reading (from): Federici, Harte, Mariappa, Pearce, Kelly, McAnuff, McCleary, Leigertwood, Kebe, Blackman, Le Fondre, Akpan, Pogrebnyak, Hunt, Morrison, Taylor, Karacan, Shorey.

Wigan (from): Al Habsi, Caldwell, Scharner, Figueroa, Beausejour, Gomez, Jones, Maloney, Espinoza, McCarthy, McArthur, Stam, McManaman, Kone, Di Santo, Henriquez, Mustoe, Golobart, Dicko, Robles, Campabadal, Alcaraz, Boyce, Lopez, Miyaichi.