Football - Maolney misses out

Midfielder Shaun Maloney is the only member of Wigan's Europa League squad not available for the Group D home clash with Rubin Kazan on Thursday.

PA Sport Report

Maloney, whose last appearance came in mid-September, is set to undergo a hip operation and has been ruled out for a minimum of three months.

Manager Owen Coyle has confirmed defender Stephen Crainey is fit to be involved again after a four-game absence and that striker Grant Holt, who did not feature in Wigan's first two Europa League matches, will start the contest against the Russian outfit. Ali Al Habsi, Ivan Ramis and Gary Caldwell are not part of the squad for this competition.

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