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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impressive 2-0 win at Crewe and, having suffered from serious ankle problems earlier in his career, was immediately withdrawn as a precaution by boss Paul Dickov.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

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1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39