INJURY NEWS: Paul Anderson is available for Wigan trip

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Wigan v Ipswich: Paul Anderson will be back in the Ipswich Town squad for Sunday’s game at Wigan having recovered from the minor groin injury which saw him miss Tuesday night’s 2-1 home victory over Yeovil.

The summer signing from Bristol City had started in the games against Birmingham (1-1 away draw) and Middlesbrough (3-1 home win), with Carlos Edwards regaining his place on the right of midfield in midweek – the Trinidad & Tobago veteran taking the captain’s armband from Luke Chambers.

“He’s fine,” said Blues boss Mick McCarthy, when asked about Anderson. “He’s come through the training session today (Friday) without any problems. He’ll be fit to play.”

Left-back Tyrone Mings – who injured his knee in the opening day defeat at Reading – will miss the trip to face the Latics, but the Blues boss says he’s making good progress.

He said: “He’s been out for six weeks and he’s had a week’s training, so he’ll not be involved at Wigan. He’ll play in the (Under-21s) game next week. He needs to train a bit more, but he looks in great shape and his knee’s no problem, I’m delighted to have him back.”

Following a 2-0 defeat at Leicester last weekend, Wigan manager Owen Coyle made seven changes for the club’s first ever European game – a 0-0 Europa League draw at Belgian side Zulte Waregem last night.

Stephen Crainey, Ryan Shotton, Chris McCann, James McArthur, James McClean, Callum McManaman and Nick Powell all came into the team, with Jean Beausejour, Roger Espinoza, Marc Antoine-Fortune, Leon Barnett, Ben Watson, Thomas Rogne and Shaun Maloney dropping out the side.

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Former Norwich skipper Grant Holt has a knee injury and misses out, along with keeper Ali Al Habsi (shoulder) and defenders Gary Caldwell (hip) and Ivan Ramis (knee).

– See tomorrow’s EADT for all the latest Blues news.

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