Newcastle will start with an unchanged side at the DW Stadium this afternoon, from the one that beat Stoke City 3-0 last Saturday at home.
Newcastle now have six wins on the trot – and they will go into the game at the DW Stadium, trying to make it 7 wins in a row.
A win would give Newcastle a total of 65 points with just three games remaining, and would keep the Magpies’ hopes of a Champions League place alive.
This is the strongest team Newcastle can field at the moment, and we hope that the lads are in good form today, which they have been over the last few games.
On the subs bench today is Ryan Taylor, who makes his first return to his former club Wigan, since he arrived at Newcastle three years last January.
Danny Guthrie is not on the bench today, which is a bit of a surprise, but we expect any three from James Perch, Dan Gosling, Shola Ameobi and Shane Ferguson to get some playing time today.
For Wigan, striker Di Santo passed a late fitness test and starts up front for the Latics, with Rodallega on the bench.
Wigan: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Caldwell (c), Maloney, Moses, McArthur, Boyce, Beausejour, Di Santo, Figueroa
Subs: Pollitt, Crusat, Gomez, Sammon, Jones, Rodallega, Diame.
Newcastle:(4-2-3-1): Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Santon; Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Demba Ba; Cisse
Subs: Elliot, Perch, Ferguson, Taylor (R), Gosling, Best, Ameobi