Crewe v Oldham preview
Last Updated: 15/03/14 3:31pm
Abdul Osman: Looks set to start
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Crewe Alexandra and Oldham Athletic at Alexandra Stadium.
Abdul Osman should bolster Crewe's midfield options for their home clash with Oldham in Sky Bet League One.
The Alex's club captain has not played since February 15 because of a foot injury, yet he returned to training this week ahead of a crucial game where Crewe will be hoping to end a four-game winless streak.
Ajay Leitch-Smith (ankle) was left out of the 1-1 draw with Walsall in midweek but both he and Uche Ikpeazu (ankle), an unused substitute that night, played for the club's Under-21s on Monday.
Defensive duo George Ray (ankle) and Ollie Turton (knee) also played in that game and could be called upon but both Max Clayton (ankle) and fellow forward Ryan Colclough (stomach) are a little further away from comebacks.
Oldham welcome back three players for their game with Crewe in Sky Bet League One.
Latics are able to call upon on-loan attacking midfielder David Worrall again after he was ineligible to play against his parent club Rotherham in midweek, while striker Jonson Clarke-Harris returns from suspension.
Meanwhile, winger James Dayton should make his comeback from a knee injury which has troubled him in recent weeks.
Oldham do have two long-term injury absentees, though, with central defender Genseric Kusunga (thigh) and midfielder Anton Rodgers (knee) currently occupying the sidelines.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 15th Mar
Leyton Or0 - 1Brentford
Bradford1 - 1Gillingham
Bristol C0 - 0Swindon
Carlisle0 - 0Stevenage
Crawley1 - 0Colchester
Crewe1 - 1Oldham
MK Dons0 - 2Peterboro
Rotherham1 - 1Walsall
Tranmere3 - 2Notts Co
Wolves0 - 0Shrewsbury
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