Sheffield Wednesday: Fitness fear over McCann for Owls rivals

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Wigan Athletic are sweating over the fitness of Chris McCann ahead of tomorrow’s Championship tussle with Sheffield Wednesday at the DW Stadium.

The midfielder suffered a leg injury in Sunday’s shock victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup and was taken off at half-time.

Latics manager Uwe Rosler said: “I hope Chris will recover in time for Wednesday, although I’m not sure.

“We do have other players that have to step up and play, and the squad rotation has worked very well since I came to the club.

“Everyone is needed, everybody is contributing to our aims we have this season, and that’s the only way to have success.”

A penalty from Jordi Gomez and James Perch helped Wigan clinch a 2-1 win at Capital One Cup winners City and seal a Wembley semi-final spot. Rosler’s men, who began their six-match winning run by beating Wednesday 3-0 at Hillsborough on February 11, will face Arsenal in the last four of Britain’s oldest cup competition next month.

“To win - and the way we won - is my biggest achievement as a football manager,” Rosler said.

“We did not do it just by parking the bus and being lucky. We played very good football and over long periods.”

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has paid tribute to Rosler, who he hired in December last year.

“Uwe is the man who makes them work, makes them graft and got them all fit,” he said.