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Oldham Athletic Vs Gillingham, Sat 3 Apr 2010

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Oldham boss Dave Penney will again be without Dean Furman when his relegation-threatened side host Gillingham.

Furman collected his 10th booking of the season in the recent 2-0 home defeat against Brighton and now completes a two-match ban.

Midfielder Andy Holdsworth remains a long-term absentee with an ankle injury but Penney has no other major concerns.

Daniel Nardiello's loan spell at Boundary Park has been cancelled with the Blackpool striker unlikely to play again this season.

Nardiello joined at the beginning of March but he sustained a hamstring injury on his second appearance for the club against Leyton Orient.

He subsequently left the field on a stretcher and, with the injury almost certain to sideline him for the remainder of the campaign, Nardiello has returned to Bloomfield Road.

Gillingham boss Mark Stimson will be without Dennis Oli.

The striker was dismissed for two bookable offences during last weekend's 2-2 draw against MK Dons and must now serve a one-match ban.

The Gills also have a doubt over leading scorer Simeon Jackson (hamstring) and Saturday's game is likely to come too soon for the striker, who is more likely to return for the home clash against Southend on Easter Monday.

Barry Fuller is back in training barely a month after suffering a broken arm and the Gills' skipper is set to make his comeback on Monday, although he will have to play in a cast.

Defender Josh Gowling is set to travel with the squad following a hamstring injury, but Simon King (ankle ligaments) is unlikely to play again this season after Stimson admitted he is not prepared to gamble on his fitness.

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Milton Keynes Dons
Daniel Nardiello
Football
League One
Josh Gowling
Southend United
Dean Furman
Andy Holdsworth
Oldham Athletic
Gillingham
Barry Fuller
Simeon Jackson
Dennis Oli
Simon King
Blackpool
Leyton Orient
Brighton & Hove Albion

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