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Caldwell: Suspended

Caldwell: Suspended

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has a centre-back crisis ahead of the Premier League clash against Queens Park Rangers at the DW Stadium on Saturday.

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Skipper Gary Caldwell and Maynor Figueroa are suspended while Antonin Alacaraz (groin) and Ivan Ramis (hamstring) are injured.

Figueroa appealed the red card he received in Monday's 3-0 defeat to Newcastle but this was rejected by the Football Association.

The Latics' problems are not restricted to defence with Shaun Maloney (groin), Ben Watson (broken leg), wingers Albert Crusat (knee) and Riyo Miyaichi (ankle) all sidelined.

Meanwhile, new QPR manager Harry Redknapp will be without star goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who is still battling to shake off the groin injury he sustained against Sunderland a fortnight ago.

However, fellow new signings Stephane Mbia and Samba Diakite will return having recovered from neck and ankle injuries respectively.

Andy Johnson (knee) and Bobby Zamora (hip) remain long-term casualties.

Posted: 07/12/12 11:39

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