Oldham boss Dave Penney is hopeful midfielder Dale Stephens will be available for the home clash with Brighton.

The 22-year-old missed the 1-0 win at Stockport in midweek due to hip and hamstring injuries but they are not thought to be serious.

That means Stephens, who has become a prominent figure for the Latics, has a chance of featuring.

Penney made a total of five changes to his starting line-up for Tuesday`s win at Edgeley Park and may opt to tinker with his side again.

Penney, who has allowed striker Keigan Parker to join Bury on a month`s loan, is set hand on-loan Doncaster striker Lewis Guy his home debut.

Winger Joe Colbeck (ankle) will be assessed but midfielder Jim Goodwin (thigh) looks set to miss out.

Kazenga LuaLua is out for Brighton but fellow loanee Diego Arismendi could be available.

Newcastle winger LuaLua faces a fortnight on the sidelines with a hamstring strain but midfielder Arismendi has finally begun training after a thigh injury and could be added to the squad for the first time since joining from Stoke.

Striker Chris Holroyd limped out of Tuesday night's 3-0 win over Brentford with a hamstring tweak and will be assessed closer to kick-off.

Peter Brezovan continues in goal with Michel Kuipers ruled out with a broken finger while defender Colin Hawkins is still sidelined by an Achilles injury.

Dean Cox, Seb Carole and Nicky Forster are pushing for recalls after playing for the reserves in midweek.

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