Wigan Athletic defender Antolin Alcaraz is on the brink of a first team return.
Alcaraz hasnâ€™t been spotted in Latics colours since the Capital One Cup victory at Nottingham Forest at the end of August thanks to a serious groin injury picked up on international duty.
â€śAntolin has been working really hard behind the scenes and is nearly there, although he wonâ€™t be okay for the weekend,â€ť Latics boss Roberto Martinez told the Wigan Evening Post.
â€śBut I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if he is very close to make the FA Cup game (at either Leicester or Huddersfield) the following week. He has been out for a long time but slowly he is adapting back to full training with the group.
â€śWeâ€™re hoping there wonâ€™t be a reaction, and he would be a massive boost for us to have him back.â€ť