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Boundary Park (ATT 4,120) 6th November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Salisbury

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Bury Bury

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R Simpson (90+3)

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J Tarkowski (og 34)
S Schumacher (pen 86)

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Efe Sodje: Starts two-match ban

Efe Sodje: Starts two-match ban

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Oldham and Bury at Boundary Park.

Oldham defender Cliff Byrne is ready to play through the pain barrier.

Byrne suffered a heavy blow to the ribs and was substituted just before the hour during Saturday's 2-0 victory over Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Kidderminster in the first round of the FA Cup.

Despite initial fears, the former Scunthorpe man has not suffered any rib damage and was simply badly winded so is expected to start against the Shakers.

If Byrne is ruled out, on-loan Manchester City youngster Reece Wabara could revert to the centre of defence with Conor Brown coming in at right-back.

Elsewhere, boss Paul Dickov has no new injury or suspension worries, although centre-back Jean Yves Mvoto serves the second match of

a three-game ban.

Efe Sodje will start a two-match ban when Bury make the short trip to Greater Manchester neighbours Oldham.

Sodje bagged the Shakers' winning goal against Exeter in the FA Cup first round on Saturday but picked up a second yellow card after half-time to leave Kevin Blackwell's men hanging on with 10 men.

The veteran centre-back also saw red in August's Capital One Cup loss to Middlesbrough, meaning he must an serve extra game on top of the regular suspension for his offence.

Andy Bishop (foot) remains out but fellow striker Tom Hopper is ready to return to the Bury attack after parent club Leicester made him ineligible for cup action on Saturday.

Leeds loanee Zac Thompson is also in contention once more having completed a three-match ban, but fellow midfielder Mark Carrington remains doubtful with illness.

Lenell John-Lewis and Phil Picken (both knee) remain long-term injury victims.

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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