Sports Mole looks ahead to Wigan Athletic's first match under Owen Coyle's leadership - a Championship opener against Barnsley at Oakwell.
will begin his tenure at Owen Coyle with a trip to Oakwell this afternoon, as the Latics take on Wigan Athletic in their opening Championship fixture. Barnsley
, Grant Holt , Marc-Antoine Fortune and James Perch are all in contention for a first Wigan start, but Leon Barnett is likely to miss out with a back injury. Thomas Rogne is unlikely to feature as he continues to recover from an ankle problem, while Honduras defender Callum McManaman could go straight into the side after getting a work permit on Wednesday. Juan Carlos Garcia
Barnsley will be without
and Kelvin Etuhu through hamstring and calf injuries respectively, while new recruits Paul Digby and Jean Yves Mvoto are both chasing a starting spot. Lewis Nyatanga
could also pick David Flitcroft in his starting XI. Dale Jennings Possible lineups: Barnsley: Steele, Cranie, Nyatanga, Kennedy, Wiseman, Golbourne, Perkins, Dawson, Mellis, Dagnall, O'Grady Wigan: Carson, Boyce, Perch, Carlos Garcia, Crainey, Maloney, McCarthy, McCarthur, Mcmanaman, Fortune, Holt Sports Mole says: 1-3
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