Oldham v Sheff Wed preview

Team news ahead of Monday's Capital One Cup first-round clash between Oldham and Sheffield Wednesday at Boundary Park (kick-off 7.45pm).

Last Updated: 13/08/12 at 22:46

Slew: Set for Latics debut

Slew: Set for Latics debut

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Oldham's Jordan Slew will be given his debut against Sheffield Wednesday.

Slew has joined the Latics on a six-month loan deal from Blackburn just a year after leaving Sheffield United.

The teenager will go straight into Paul Dickov's team for Monday night's game.

Fellow loanee Lee Croft will also be pushing for a starting place after returning for a second spell at Boundary Park.

Croft enjoyed a loan spell at Oldham during the 2004/05 season and should make a welcome return after a season-long loan deal was agreed with Derby.

Dickov has a fully-fit squad to choose from as his team seek to continue their pre-season form, which included a 2-1 win over Premier League champions Manchester City.

Chris Lines will definitely miss the game for Sheffield Wednesday after being ruled out for up to 12 weeks.

The 26-year-old midfielder, who was virtually ever-present for the Owls last season following his move from Bristol Rovers, suffered a groin strain in the 1-1 friendly draw with West Brom.

Manager Dave Jones told the club's official website: "Chris is facing around eight to 12 weeks out. It's not great news but it's a lot better than what we thought it was.

"What that does is open the door to someone else because somebody will take that shirt."

Trialist Marlon Harewood impressed with a hat-trick in the 4-1 friendly win at Kilmarnock and could be involved if Jones decides to give him a permanent deal.

Wednesday have no other injury or suspension worries for the short trip across the Pennines.

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.

Capital One Cup Fixtures

There are no fixtures at present.

Footer 365

Carlton Cole doesn't know if he will stay at West Ham next season

West Ham striker Carlton Cole revealed he still does not know where his future lies beyond this season.

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on England coaching staff

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on the England coaching team when they retire from playing.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company