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Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Huddersfield and Oldham at the Galpharm Stadium.

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Arfield: Misses out for Town

Arfield: Misses out for Town

Huddersfield pair Calum Woods and Scott Arfield remain sidelined.

Defender Woods has been out since mid-December due to an ankle injury and is not ready to return, so Jack Hunt is likely to continue at right-back.

Midfielder Arfield missed the 6-0 win at Wycombe last time out with a similar problem and is expected to be out for another fortnight.

But manager Lee Clark has no new injury or suspension problems as his side look to extend their unbeaten league run to six matches and keep in touch with the top two.

Goalkeeper Alex Smithies is making progress in his rehabilitation following knee surgery and midfielder Damien Johnson is closing in on a return after missing the last five games with hamstring trouble.

Striker Jordan Rhodes, who hit five against Wycombe to take his tally to 27 for the season, hopes to maintain his white-hot scoring form after notching 12 in his last five games.

Oldham will be without Robbie Simpson for the clash with the forward's parent club.

Simpson, who opened the scoring in spectacular fashion before Latics succumbed to a 5-1 FA Cup defeat at Liverpool last week, is expected to seal a permanent move to Boundary Park before the end of the transfer window, but his status as a loan player rules him out of the Galpharm Stadium clash.

Centre-back Nathan Clarke was also on loan at Boundary Park from Huddersfield, but returned to the other side of the Pennines this week. Jean Yves Mvoto and Zander Diamond are expected to continue at the heart of the defence.

Latics boss Paul Dickov, who has also expressed an interested in tying up a long-term deal for Clarke, has no new major injury worries for the game.

Forward Reuben Reid stepped up his recovery from a thigh injury earlier this week with a substitute appearance for the reserves, while left-back Paul Black suffered a gash to his shin and was substituted as a precaution.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Crewe v Colchester Live
MK Dons v Brentford
Notts Co v Crawley
Oldham v Coventry Live
Peterboro v Carlisle Live
Preston v Shrewsbury
Rotherham v Port Vale Live
Stevenage v Bristol C Live
Swindon v Bradford Live
Tranmere v Sheff Utd

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 44 55 99
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 44 36 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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