Oldham boss John Sheridan has moved to ease his side's injury crisis with the loan acquisition of Coventry defender Ben Turner.
The League One promotion hopefuls have suffered ill-fortune in recent weeks, with a combination of injury and suspension regularly depriving them of the services of first team regulars Sean Gregan, Will Haining, Stefan Stam, Neal Eardley and Paul Edwards.
Sheridan has called on a favour from new Coventry boss and former Oldham incumbent Iain Dowie, who has allowed Turner to move to Boundary Park on a month's loan.
Turner has made just two starts for Coventry this term, but did manage to garner more playing time at Peterborough, where he accrued 10 appearances in a similar loan arrangement.
Brighter news on the injury front is that X-rays have confirmed that Chris Hall has not suffered the broken leg first feared when he was involved in a training ground accident on Thursday.
The club have, though, warned that they suspect the striker may have suffered serious damage around the affected area.