Roberto Martinez's side are within touching distance of Aston Villa and Southampton above them, but face a tough test against the in-form Canaries.
Norwich, looking to bounce back from this week's disappointing 4-1 defeat to Aston Villa in the League Cup, have claimed some big scalps in the league of late and could go as high as seventh with a win over Wigan.
Midfield duo Alex Tettey and Wes Hoolahan face late fitness tests for them, while Harry Kane could also feature after resuming training. Ryan Bennett and Andrew Surman will both miss out with knee injuries.
Norwich: Bunn; R Martin, Bassong, Barnett, Tierney; Pilkington, Johnson, Howson, Snodgrass; Holt, Morison
Wigan: Al Habsi; Boyce, Stam, Lopez; McCarthy, Jones, Gomez, McArthur, Beausejour; Kone, Di Santo
Sports Mole says: 2-1