Defender to rest foot problemJames Tarkowski was ruled out of Latics' npower League One game against Shrewsbury Town through injury.
Paul Dickov revealed the teenage defender's absence was due to a foot problem.
Latics' manager explained Tarkowski (pictured), who was beset by foot problems while a trainee, had been complaining of discomfort for some weeks.
He added the decision has been taken to rest the player for between seven and 10 days.
Robbie Simpson was missing for a second successive game yesterday through a groin injury.
On a positive note, however, top scorer Jose Baxter and Cristian Montano will be back after suspension for Tuesday's rearranged league game at Doncaster Rovers.