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M'voto: Back for Latics

M'voto: Back for Latics

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Oldham will welcome back defender Jean Yves M'voto.

Former Sunderland centre-back M'voto was dismissed for two bookable offences in the 1-0 home defeat to Charlton but served a two-match ban due to his sending-off at Scunthorpe earlier in the season.

Midfielder James Wesolowski and goalkeeper Alex Cisak are making good progress from their shoulder injuries but are unlikely to be risked before the end of the season.

Chris Taylor (ankle) is set to remain on the sidelines for Latics, who are six points above the relegation zone ahead of what boss Paul Dickov expects to be a tricky contest.

"It's going to be a tough game for us," he said. "They are coming off the back of a fantastic result and performance against Huddersfield so we know it's going to be tough for us.

"Our aim has to be to try and take nine points out of nine. We've got three games left and, as much as we're looking over our shoulders a little bit, a win on Saturday can possibly move us up four or five places with two games left and we've got an aim of still finishing in the top half."

North End boss Graham Westley is facing up to being without a quartet of first-teamers.

Forward Iain Hume overcame a foot injury to start last weekend's victory over Huddersfield but will now sit out the rest of the campaign with utility man Paul Parry, who suffered a knock in the same match.

The duo join striker Neil Mellor (knee) and midfielder Barry Nicholson (hamstring) on the sidelines.

On the four absentees, North End boss Westley told his club's official website: "We probably won't see much of them before the end of the season.

"They are all in decent enough spirits, they have all got knocks that'll keep them out for a month or so, which will take us beyond the end of the playing season. Going into the summer they will all be ready for pre-season training."

Graham Cummins is expected to start up front in Hume's absence, although on-loan Arsenal youngster Rhys Murphy is pushing for a place in attack after bagging a brace in Tuesday's 4-0 reserve win over Macclesfield.

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