Portsmouth v Wigan Athletic: Early team news

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Gavin Massey is back in the Wigan Athletic fold ahead of this weekend's League One trip to Portsmouth.

The 27-year-old forward hasn't featured since the record-breaking 8-0 victory over Hull City due to injury.

But he has trained without suffering a problem, and is in contention to feature at Fratton Park.

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"Gavin came back into the group this week, he's doing really well, nice and sharp and bright this morning," reported boss John Sheridan.

"He's going to be in the squad to travel this weekend."

However, the news is less positive concerning Gary Roberts, who damaged a hamstring in the dying seconds of last weekend's 3-2 home defeat to Gillingham.

The 36-year-old has been scanned, and been told he'll be out of action until November.

"It's a shame to get an injury like this," acknowledged Sheridan.

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"I believe he had a bit of a hamstring problem last year as well.

"It's going to probably keep him out for around six weeks.

"We'll just have to assess him and see how it goes.

"Hopefully he'll be back because he's great to have about the place.

"I don't know Robbo as a person, but he just loves football, doesn't he?

"I've always loved him as a player, when he's played against my teams I always gave him some stick to put him off his game, he'll tell you that himself. He's an excellent player."