Tottenham Hotspur v Wigan Athletic

Bruce turns to fringe players for cup clash

January 2, 2009
Wigan Athletic manager Steve Bruce has promised Kevin Kilbane, Jason Koumas and Daniel de Ridder a run-out against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup on Monday night.

And Bruce has told the experienced trio to give him "a headache" at White Hart Lane.

With Emile Heskey sidelined with a hamstring injury and Lee Cattermole suspended, the Wigan boss is without two of his best players.

But Bruce wants those on the fringes to rise to the challenge in this third-round tie.
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