Oldham manager Paul Dickov is looking to move some of the League One club's fringe players out on loan.
In a far cry from the injury problems that savaged Boundary Park last season, a group of 24 reported fully fit to training on Thursday ahead of the weekend trip to Brentford.
Although Dickov is delighted with the options this provides as Latics aim to go four League One games unbeaten, he does not relish the prospect of a frustrated group kicking their heels.
"There are three or four players who will benefit massively by going out on loan," he told the club's official website.
"It is something we are looking to do for them."