Oldham v Notts County preview

Date published: Monday 11th November 2013 1:25

Latics boss Lee Johnson must decide whether to again name an unchanged line-up for the northern area quarter-final tie.

For the first time this season Johnson kept faith with the same XI as his side followed up their 1-1 draw at Bristol City by holding Wolves to the same scoreline in their FA Cup first-round clash at the weekend.

Full-back Connor Brown and striker Charlie MacDonald are pushing for action following respective knee and and ankle injuries.

Loanee Joseph Mills returns to contention having been denied permission by parent club Burnley to feature at the weekend, but he is still struggling with a hamstring problem, as is centre-back Matteo Lanzoni.

Magpies boss Shaun Derry has been hit with the absence of four players due to international call-ups ahead of the trip to Oldham.

Andre Boucaud (Trinidad), Jack Grealish (Republic of Ireland Under-21s), Callum McGregor (Scotland Under-21s) and Greg Tempest (Northern Ireland Under-21s) will all be absent for the Northern Section quarter-final.

Marcus Haber remains sidelined as parent-club Stevenage, who remain in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and denied the striker permission to appear in the FA Cup at the weekend, have prevented him from appearing in this competition as well.

Danny Haynes is also absent as he serves the second of his three-match ban following his red card in the league defeat to Coventry.

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Oldham v Notts County preview

Date published: Friday 14th September 2012 12:38

Oldham will assess midfielder James Wesolowski.

Wesolowski has missed Latics’ first four League One matches with a torn hamstring but could come into contention if he continues to suffer no reaction in training.

Boss Paul Dickov will be without the services of Jordan Slew after it was confirmed the on-loan Blackburn youngster has suffered a stress fracture of his back.

Defender Connor Brown serves the second match of a three-game suspension following his part in an on-field fracas during the 1-0 win at Portsmouth earlier this month.

Latics skipper Dean Furman is available after coming through matches against Brazil and Mozambique for South Africa this week.

Dickov’s men are searching for a first home win this season having recorded two defeats and a draw in all competitions at this stage.

Full-back Alan Sheehan is a doubt for Notts County.

Sheehan was forced off with a hamstring problem shortly before half-time in the Magpies’ 3-2 home win over Shrewsbury last weekend.

Carl Regan, who replaced Sheehan against the Shrews, could come into contention for a start should the Irishman miss out.

Fellow defenders Tom Williams and Manny Smith (knee) will remain on the sidelines but summer signing Jamal Campbell Ryce could be in the squad for the first time after injury.

Campbell-Ryce, who moved to Meadow Lane from Bristol City in July, has been troubled by a calf problem so far this season but the winger is edging closer to full fitness after recently seeing a specialist.

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Oldham v Notts County preview

Date published: Friday 30th December 2011 3:09

Oldham midfielder James Wesolowski has a chance of being included despite dislocating his shoulder on Boxing Day.

The 24-year-old Australian has previously suffered problems with the joint which dislocated in the opening minutes of Monday’s 1-0 home defeat to Hartlepool.

On previous occasions Wesolowski has put the shoulder back in the joint to continue playing, but he was forced off against Pools as the muscles around the joint went into spasm.

Boss Paul Dickov is set to have his defensive options boosted as Kieran Lee (ankle) and Jean-Yves Mvoto (hamstring) return from two and three-match absences respectively.

Despite progressing to the northern area final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and the third round of the FA Cup, where they face a glamorous trip to Liverpool, Oldham have won only once in their last eight npower League One outings.

Meanwhile, Notts County will be without suspended duo Sam Sodje and Ishmel Demontagnac.

Sodje collected his fifth yellow card of the season during the defeat to Sheffield United on Tuesday afternoon and the defender will serve a one-match ban.

Midfielder Demontagnac was shown a straight red card for violent conduct in injury-time at Bramall Lane and has been handed a three-game suspension.

With Stephen Hunt (ankle) and Jude Stirling (knee) still out, Sodje’s absence could open the door for Mike Edwards to return to the starting XI.

Demontagnac was a rare inclusion in the squad against the Blades and his place on the bench could go to teenager Hayden Hollis.

Midfielder Gavin Mahon (hamstring) is still not fit while goalkeeper Rob Burch is nearing a return from a knee injury.

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