Oldham v Shrewsbury preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Oldham and Shrewsbury at Boundary Park.

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Youssouf M'Changama, Jonathan Grounds and Matt Smith are all pushing for recalls to the Oldham starting line-up.

With leading goalscorer Jose Baxter and West Ham loanee Cristian Montano suspended, Latics boss Paul Dickov will be forced to make changes to his team.

Dickov's men earned a crucial 2-1 victory at fellow strugglers Hartlepool on Tuesday night, but the winning formula will have to be broken when the Shrews come to Boundary Park.

M'Changama is in line to replace Montano, with Smith expected to deputise for Baxter in attack, but left-back Grounds is not guaranteed an immediate recall from suspension as youngster Connor Brown has impressed in his absence.

Robbie Simpson is a major doubt with a pelvis injury.

Reserve goalkeeper Alex Cisak's loan move to Portsmouth presents teenager Liam Jacob with a place on the bench as Dean Bouzanis continues between the sticks.

Cameron Gayle will be hoping to make his Shrewsbury debut at Oldham.

The defender arrived on loan from West Brom on Thursday and goes straight into manager Graham Turner's travelling party for the clash at Boundary Park.

Winger Jeremy Helan is unavailable having been recalled early from his loan spell by Manchester City and subsequently sent out to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, with the Frenchman's stay in Shropshire due to expire after this weekend.

Midfielder Paul Parry again misses out with a hip injury while defender Lee Collins will be assessed having sat out Tuesday's 2-2 draw with MK Dons due to illness.

Centre-backs Darren Jones and Julian Bennett both passed fitness tests on respective thigh and back problems to face the Dons and expect to be involved once again.

Manager Graham Turner has kept faith with an unchanged side for the last two games - Saturday's 1-0 win over Crewe and the midweek draw in which Town conceded an injury-time equaliser - and he may well send out the same XI once more.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
19:45
Chesterfld v Swindon  
Leyton Or v Preston  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Bradford v Doncaster  
Bristol C v Oldham  
Chesterfld v Yeovil  
Colchester v Port Vale  
Crawley v Crewe  
Fleetwood v Gillingham  
Leyton Or v Coventry  
MK Dons v Swindon  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 15 15 33
2 Preston 13 13 28
3 Notts Co 14 9 26
4 Peterboro 15 7 26
5 Sheff Utd 14 4 26
6 Oldham 15 6 25
7 MK Dons 13 12 24
8 Rochdale 14 11 23
9 Swindon 13 10 23
10 Chesterfld 14 2 19
11 Fleetwood 15 1 19
12 Bradford 15 -1 19
13 Crawley 15 -10 18
14 Colchester 15 -1 17
15 Barnsley 14 -2 16
16 Port Vale 15 -3 16
17 Coventry 15 -7 16
18 Leyton Or 14 -3 15
19 Walsall 15 -3 15
20 Doncaster 13 -8 15
21 Gillingham 15 -7 14
22 Yeovil 15 -14 13
23 Crewe 15 -19 13
24 Scunthrpe 15 -12 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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