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Boundary Park (ATT 5,496) 6th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Tierney

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Preston North End Preston

Oldham 3

J Baxter (27)
C Montano (57)
D Furman (69)

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Preston 1

S Cansdell-Sherriff (S/O 79)
A Sodje (90+4)

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Last Updated: 05/10/12 12:42pm

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Buchanan: Concern for North End

Buchanan: Concern for North End

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

Oldham defender Jean-Yves M'voto faces a late fitness test.

M'voto turned his ankle during Tuesday night's impressive 2-0 win at Crewe and, having suffered from serious ankle problems earlier in his career, was immediately withdrawn as a precaution by boss Paul Dickov.

Scans revealed the Frenchman has suffered no ligament damage and he is responding well to treatment.

If M'voto is ruled out, James Tarkowski is set to deputise at centre-back having opened the scoring after his introduction at Gresty Road.

Elsewhere, Dickov has a fully fit squad to choose from as Latics pursue a first home win of the season against Graham Westley's men.

Robbie Simpson could push for a start in attack having replaced Jose Baxter midway through the second half in midweek.

Paul Huntington and David Buchanan are injury doubts for Preston.

The duo limped out of Tuesday night's 3-1 win at Doncaster and boss Graham Westley was irritated by accusations of gamesmanship levelled at the pair.

"When I see Paul Huntington and David Buchanan going down and being forced off the pitch through the injuries they've taken, and people are talking about gamesmanship - as I say, it's one of the things that you're going to face if you're successful," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"Manchester City face it, Manchester United face it - everyone starts pointing fingers at sides that look as though they're going to be successful because they want an excuse for themselves."

Keith Keane is expected to return from suspension at right-back, allowing midweek goalscorer Jack King to revert to a more familiar midfield role.

Forward Lee Trundle (knee) and winger Lee Holmes (gashed leg) remain on the sidelines.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33