Europa League - Shotton, Powell set to start for Wigan

Transfer deadline day loan signings Ryan Shotton and Nick Powell are set to come into the Wigan XI for Thursday's Europa League Group D away clash with Zulte Waregem.

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Europa League - Shotton, Powell set to start for Wigan
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Nick Powell, on loan from Manchester United, is set to come into the Wigan XI (PA Sport)

Manager Owen Coyle has promised several changes from Saturday's Sky Bet Championship loss at Leicester and along with defender Shotton, who will be making his debut, and midfielder Powell, wingers James McClean and Callum McManaman are also poised to be promoted to the starting line-up.

Among those who were absent from the travelling party for the contest in Bruges - which will be Wigan's first ever European match - are Shaun Maloney (rested) and sidelined foursome Grant Holt (knee), Ali Al Habsi (shoulder), Gary Caldwell (hip) and Ivan Ramis (knee), with the latter trio having not been included in Coyle's squad for this competition.

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