Football - Powell poser for Latics

On-loan forward Nick Powell is Wigan's biggest concern as they travel to in-form Derby.

Manchester United and England Under-21 forward Powell, whose immediate future remains a hot topic around the DW Stadium, missed out against Birmingham on Boxing Day with a hamstring injury but played all 90 minutes versus Burnley three days later.

However, with that game finishing 0-0, boss Uwe Rosler admitted he was unable to take Powell off before the end as he had planned, although he is hopeful the striker will show no reaction to the strain in the intervening period.

Rosler, whose side definitely remain without Shaun Maloney (shoulder), Gary Caldwell (hip) and Juan Carlos Garcia (ankle), will have winger Jean Beausejour back from a one-game suspension but Ben Watson is nursing a foot injury and goalkeeper Scott Carson (thigh) is among those who have been absent of late.