Beausejour primed to face England

Jean Beausejour battles for the ball against Maribor
Jean Beausejour battles for the ball against Maribor

JEAN Beausejour is poised to return from injury tonight as Chile try to shock England at Wembley.

The Wigan winger has been absent since last month with a foot injury, but has been passed fit to play for his country against Roy Hodgson’s men (kick-off 8pm).

And Latics chief Owen Coyle is hoping a successful run-out will stand him in good stead when he returns to Wigan next week ahead of a hectic schedule leading up to Christmas.

“Jean has been suffering with a foot injury, which has been bothering him,” Coyle admitted.

“We thought he had a chance of playing last weekend at Yeovil, but unfortunately it probably came just too soon for him.

“He’s got the chance to play at Wembley this weekend, which is a special place for anybody to play as we know. Obviously him getting some game-time under his belt helps us indirectly, and we wish him all the best.”

Beausejour played at Wembley in April in Wigan’s FA Cup semi-final victory against Millwall, but was injured for the final and also missed the Community Shield.

After facing England, Chile have another glamour friendly next Tuesday when they face Brazil.

Beausejour is not the only Latic away this week.

James McArthur has back-to-back Scotland games against USA (h) and Norway (a), while James McClean and Ireland face Latvia (h) and Poland (a).

And Roger Espinoza and Juan Carlos Garcia will once again be jet-setting as Honduras face World Cup hosts Brazil on Sunday.

“Some of them are really clocking up the miles,” Coyle added. “But at the same time it’s always an honour for us to be represented on the international stage and we’d never deny anyone that.”