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Wigan v Wolves preview: Tim Chow in line to start for hosts

Tim Chow will be expected to keep his place in Wigan's starting line-up against Wolves.

The midfielder, who was told he was leaving by previous boss Malky Mackay, starred in a 2-1 success over Brighton last weekend, the first victory of manager Gary Caldwell's reign.

Caldwell will have a full squad, barring long-term absentees Emyr Huws (ankle) and Grant Holt (knee) and the suspended Martyn Waghorn, as struggling Latics seek the victory which could keep them alive for another week.

Wigan are five points behind Rotherham, who do have a game in hand but could yet face a points deduction.

Danny Batth has been ruled out for three months with a stress fracture in his foot, ending his Wolves season prematurely.

The defender misses the trip to the DW Stadium while Carl Ikeme is a major doubt with a knee injury but will be assessed.

Bakary Sako is also a doubt with a groin problem and Wolves will run the rule over his fitness ahead of the game.

Wolves need to win to stay in touch with the play-offs with Kenny Jackett's side three points behind with two games left.

Headlines for Wolves this week

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  • Wigan v Wolves preview: Tim Chow in line to start for hosts

  • Tim Chow will be expected to keep his place in Wigan's starting line-up against Wolves.

  • Benik Afobe hopes striker Bakary Sako remains at Wolves

  • Benik Afobe wants Bakary Sako to stay at Wolves and insisted the striker's commitment can never be questioned.

  • Wolves ace Benik Afobe admits he feels unstoppable in top scorer bid

  • Benik Afobe insists he feels "unstoppable" as he bids to beat Harry Kane to become the country's top scorer this season.

  • Ipswich hold on for vital 1-1 draw against play-off rivals Wolves

  • Benik Afobe kept Wolves' fading promotion hopes alive as his 31st goal of the season salvaged a 1-1 draw against play-off rivals Ipswich at Molineux.

  • Mick McCarthy hails his Ipswich players after draw at Wolves

  • Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy hailed the "belligerent, stubborn and hard working" qualities of his "horrible bunch" of players after a 1-1 draw at his former club Wolves moved Town closer to securing a place in the play-offs.

  • Wolves have no new injury worries ahead of clash v Ipswich

  • Wolves go into their crucial clash with Ipswich with no new injury worries.

  • Patrick Bamford scores again as Middlesbrough claim vital win over Wolves

  • Middlesbrough consolidated their promotion push to claim a nervy 2-1 victory over play-off chasing Wolves at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday.

  • Middlesbrough 2 Wolves 1: Aitor Karanka 'very pleased' with Boro position

  • Aitor Karanka insists he is "very pleased" with Middlesbrough's league position heading into the last three games of the Sky Bet Championship season after beating Wolves 2-1.

  • Middlesbrough v Wolves preview: Daniel Ayala and Ryan Fredericks return

  • Middlesbrough are boosted by the return to fitness of two key defenders ahead of the clash with Wolves.

  • Wolves boss Kenny Jackett wants top-six finish

  • Kenny Jackett has challenged his Wolves side to prove they are good enough to finish in the play-offs this season.

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