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Oldham defender Cliff Byrne is ready to play through the pain barrier.

Byrne suffered a heavy blow to the ribs and was substituted just before the hour during Saturday's 2-0 victory over Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Kidderminster in the first round of the FA Cup.

Despite initial fears, the former Scunthorpe man has not suffered any rib damage and was simply badly winded so is expected to start against the Shakers.

If Byrne is ruled out, on-loan Manchester City youngster Reece Wabara could revert to the centre of defence with Conor Brown coming in at right-back.

Elsewhere, boss Paul Dickov has no new injury or suspension worries, although centre-back Jean Yves Mvoto serves the second match of

a three-game ban.

Efe Sodje will start a two-match ban when Bury make the short trip to Greater Manchester neighbours Oldham.

Sodje bagged the Shakers' winning goal against Exeter in the FA Cup first round on Saturday but picked up a second yellow card after half-time to leave Kevin Blackwell's men hanging on with 10 men.

The veteran centre-back also saw red in August's Capital One Cup loss to Middlesbrough, meaning he must an serve extra game on top of the regular suspension for his offence.

Andy Bishop (foot) remains out but fellow striker Tom Hopper is ready to return to the Bury attack after parent club Leicester made him ineligible for cup action on Saturday.

Leeds loanee Zac Thompson is also in contention once more having completed a three-match ban, but fellow midfielder Mark Carrington remains doubtful with illness.

Lenell John-Lewis and Phil Picken (both knee) remain long-term injury victims.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C
Coventry v Peterboro
Crewe v Sheff Utd
Doncaster v MK Dons
Gillingham v Crawley
Oldham v Bradford
Port Vale v Leyton Or
Preston v Fleetwood
Scunthrpe v Notts Co
Swindon v Colchester

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Fri, 24 Oct 2014

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