Oldham v Crewe preview

Team news ahead of the League One clash between Oldham and Crewe at Boundary Park.

Last Updated: 28/12/12 at 13:53

Jean-Yves Mvoto: Banned for Oldham

Jean-Yves Mvoto: Banned for Oldham

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Oldham boss Paul Dickov will be without the services of Jean-Yves Mvoto.

The central defender picked up his fifth booking of the season in the Boxing Day defeat to Doncaster and will serve a one-match ban.

Mvoto serves his second suspension of the season having already been sent off against Crawley.

Dickov tried to claim a case of mistaken identity, insisting James Wesolowski was the offender, but Latics have no right of appeal.

Fellow defenders Connor Brown and Carl Winchester will battle it out for a place at the back.

Robbie Simpson is also suspended and serves the second of a three-game ban following his red card at Yeovil last weekend.

Crewe boss Steve Davis has hinted at changes to his starting XI.

The Alex blew a half-time lead at Tranmere on Boxing Day to lose 2-1 and Davis has demanded improvement.

Mathias Pogba and Lauri Dalla Valle were both hauled off at Prenton Park and could be replaced from the start this time by Max Clayton and Byron Moore.

Kelvin Mellor is also in the reckoning after making the bench at Rovers, while Ajay Leitch-Smith may also be in contention.

"Kelvin isn't quite match fit but he's looking stronger each day," Davis told the Crewe Guardian.

"Ajay will take a little bit longer, mainly because he has been out for such a long time. We'll ease him in and if that means putting him on the bench and using him as an impact player, he can do that."

Ollie Turton (thigh) and goalkeeper Steve Phillips (shin/ankle) are still troubled by injury complaints.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League One Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
15:00
Colchester v Peterboro  
Doncaster v Oldham  
Fleetwood v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Crewe
MK Dons v Crawley  
Port Vale v Chesterfld
Preston v Sheff Utd  
Rochdale v Bradford  
Scunthorpe v Walsall  
Swindon v Coventry  

Sky Bet League 1

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

Updated Tue, 26 Aug 2014

Footer 365

Transfer news: Roma say Chelsea target Mattia Destro is not for sale

Roma's president James Pallotta is adamant that Chelsea target Mattia Destro is not for sale.

QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin injures his cruciate for the third time

QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has been ruled out for several months after injuring his cruciate ligament again.

Transfer news: Valencia bid for Manchester United's Tom Cleverley

Valencia have made a bid to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

Don't Forget Chelsea Also Need A Striker

With Diego Costa struggling for fitness, one Chelsea fan pipes up in the mailbox to remind us that the Blues also need a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney as captain...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property