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Boundary Park (ATT 4,527) 23rd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Heywood

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Portsmouth Portsmth

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Last Updated: 22/02/13 2:52pm

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James Wesolowski: Will play no part

James Wesolowski: Will play no part

Teams news for Saturday's League One clash between Oldham and Portsmouth at Boundary Park.

Oldham caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk has a trio of fresh fitness problems to concern himself with.

The Latics moved out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 comeback win at Stevenage in midweek but victory came at a cost as midfielders Carl Winchester and James Wesolowski sustained injuries, along with defender Cliff Byrne.

Winchester left the Lamex Stadium in a protective boot and on crutches after suffering an ankle injury which is not as serious as first feared.

Nevertheless, he is expected to miss out against Pompey along with Wesolowski (hamstring), Bryne (groin) and long-term injury victims Cristian Montano (thigh) and Youssouf M'Changama (knee).

Philliskirk made six changes to his starting XI against Boro following Oldham's exertions in the 2-2 FA Cup fifth-round draw against Everton and may shuffle his pack again, although club captain Dean Furman is expected to keep his place in central midfield after scoring the equaliser on Tuesday.

Portsmouth will be without Shaun Cooper.

The on-loan Crawley defender suffered a hip injury during last weekend's 1-1 draw against Carlisle and will be missing for around a fortnight.

Former Charlton full-back Yassin Moutaouakil is poised to come in for Cooper in what is likely to be the only change to caretaker boss Guy Whittingham's starting line-up.

But veteran striker David Connolly could be added to the bench after three weeks on the sidelines.

The Irishman has missed the last four matches with a hamstring problem but has this week returned to training.

Pompey have slumped to the bottom of the table despite successive draws and are still without a win since October 20.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15