Paul Cook to make 2 key changes – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Wigan XI to face Hull City in the Championship

Predicted Wigan Athletic line-up to face Hull City in the Championship

Wigan Athletic host Hull City in the Championship on Tuesday as Paul Cook’s men attempt to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat at Brentford.

A 10-man Wigan were comprehensively beaten by Brentford and Cook will expect his boys to come out all guns blazing from the first blow of the whistle against Hull, who defeated Ipswich Town 2-0 at home on Saturday.

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Gavin Massey has had a surgery on his hamstring and will be sidelined for three to four months. Dan Burn missed the defeat at Brentford but is close to returning to the squad.

However, Wigan were given a triple injury boost when Darron Gibson, Michael Jacobs and Joe Garner started the game against Brentford on the bench.

Meanwhile, Wigan will appeal against the red card shown to Sam Morsy in the 2-0 defeat at Brentford.

Probable Wigan XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Paul Cook

Christian Walton (GK)

Walton has established himself as the No.1 in goal for Wigan and he should retain his place on Tuesday.

Reece James (RB)

James has been really solid at right-back, offering width while going forward and solidity in defence. He is a sure starter for Tuesday’s fixture.

Chey Dunkley (CB)

Dunkley is Wigan’s defensive lynchpin and is a consistent performer at the back. He keeps things tight and is a reliable figure to have in the backline.

Cedric Kipre (CB)

Partnering Dunkley at the heart of Wigan’s defence should be Kipre, who needs to hold his forte against Hull’s nippy attackers.

Antonee Robinson (LB)

Robinson has been a breath of fresh air for Wigan, consistently dishing out impressive performances from the left-back position. An attacking left-back, Robinson has established himself as a reliable attacking outlet for the Latics.

Lee Evans (CM)

Evans has the ability to break through the lines with his passing. He is an influential player whose presence in the middle of the park makes a huge difference for Wigan.

Darron Gibson (CM)

Back from injury, Gibson could start the game against Hull. Gibson would look to set the tempo of the game from the first blow of the whistle and Cook will need his experienced midfielder to be at the top of his game on Tuesday.

Josh Windass (LW)

Windass is yet to fully find his feet at Wigan. He continues to struggle in the Championship, although Cook should continue showing faith in the versatile attacker.

Nick Powell (CAM)

Powell is the player who links the midfield and the attack. He is the heartbeat of this Wigan team and can pick out his teammates with his sublime vision and technique.

Callum Connolly (RW)

Connolly has made the right-wing position his own with some impressive displays. The youngster should retain his spot against the Tigers.

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Will Grigg (ST)

Will Grigg should return to the starting XI for Tuesday’s game. He has blown hot and cold this campaign but possesses the quality to change the course of the game in a blink of an eye.

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