Oldham caretaker boss Martin Gray is boosted by the return of Reuben Hazell and Deane Smalley for the final-day home clash with Charlton.

Defender Hazell missed last weekend's dismal 3-0 defeat at Yeovil with a hip injury and midfielder Smalley was also absent with a chest complaint.

However, both men are available as the Latics seek to end the season on a rare high following Dave Penney's departure on Thursday.

Injuries bit deep into Penney`s squad throughout the campaign and prevented the former Doncaster and Darlington boss building any kind of momentum.

Players such as Joe Jacobsen, Rob Purdie and Dean Furman are still sidelined while defender Hasney Aljofree was this week released.

The 31-year-old made his one and only start for the Latics in last weekend's defeat at Yeovil.

Charlton have no new injury problems.

Defenders Kelly Youga (knee) and Grant Basey (ankle) are the only absentees having been ruled out for the season some time ago.

Boss Phil Parkinson is able to name the same line-up which kept their faint hopes of automatic promotion alive by beating Leeds 1-0 last weekend but Akpo Sodje and Kyel Reid are pushing for starts after their impact as substitutes.

Striker Sodje's header was deflected into the net by Leeds defender Richard Naylor for the 88th-minute winning goal while winger Reid rattled a post in injury time.

Forward Leon McKenzie is back in training after a thigh tear and could be named on the bench.

Charlton need to win and hope Leeds lose to Bristol Rovers and the clash between Millwall and Swindon ends in a draw to snatch the second automatic promotion spot.

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