The Latics are at home to Reading, who are just one point above the relegation zone, while third-bottom Birmingham host Liverpool who are expected to field a weakened side ahead of their Champions League semi-final against Chelsea in midweek.
Wigan know victory at the JJB Stadium will confirm their top-flight status for at least another season and manager Bruce is determined to make Birmingham´s result immaterial saying: "If you engross yourself in that then it takes you over so the only thing I try to focus on is what I can influence."
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