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Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Oldham Athletic and Tranmere Rovers at Boundary Park.

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Connor Brown: Set for late check

Connor Brown: Set for late check

Latics full-back Connor Brown is rated as 50-50 for their home bout this weekend.

The 21-year-old was withdrawn in the second half of Latics' 3-1 victory over Port Vale last Saturday and his replacement that afternoon, Cliff Byrne, may slot in.

Carl Winchester, another right-back, could be available for the first time this season after returning to full training following his knee injury.

Striker Charlie MacDonald was absent against Vale due to a dead leg but should feature while Danny Philliskirk, son of Oldham's academy manager Tony, is in line for his debut after penning a two-year deal on Wednesday.

Forward Jose Baxter will not be involved after joining Sheffield United on Thursday.

Ronnie Moore has hinted Rovers will alter their formation as injured players return for the trip North West.

Rovers were only able to name four substitutes on Tuesday night when they defeated Bolton in the Capital One Cup on penalties but Joe Thompson (illness), Ryan Lowe (hamstring) and Akpo Sodje (knee) will all be back in contention.

That will allow Moore to switch back to his preferred 4-4-2 with only suspended full-back Andrai Jones and injured midfielders Andy Robinson (knock) and James Wallace (knee) definitely absent.

Jason Koumas started his first competitive game in over two years against Wanderers while veteran Ian Goodison, 40, played 120 minutes but Moore is confident fatigue will not be an issue for either player.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves  
15:00
Crewe v Colchester  
MK Dons v Brentford  
Notts Co v Crawley  
Oldham v Coventry  
Peterboro v Carlisle  
Preston v Shrewsbury  
Rotherham v Port Vale  
Stevenage v Bristol C  
Swindon v Bradford  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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