Oldham manager Paul Dickov could name Deane Smalley in his squad to face Plymouth.

Smalley has returned from a loan spell at Rochdale and played in the reserves in order to impress Dickov and earn a place in the squad.

Andy Holdsworth missed the defeat at Southampton with a shin injury and it is not known whether he will be fit in time to face Peter Reid's men.

Paul Black and Warren Feeney came into the side to face Saints last weekend and are likely to keep their places while Lewis Alessandra could start if Dickov decides to play a more attacking formation.

Oumare Tounkara could drop to the bench after poor defending led to Southampton's first goal, with Dean Kelly ready to start.

Plymouth manager Peter Reid is sweating on the fitness of defender Bondz N'Gala for the clash.

The centre-half picked up an ankle injury in the latter stages of last week's victory over Huddersfield and will be assessed ahead of the trip to Boundary Park.

Skipper Carl Fletcher is suffering with a dead leg and is doubtful with Reid insisting they must "wait and see" whether the midfielder will make it.

Left-back Jim Paterson (hamstring) and midfielder Luke Summerfield (knee) remain sidelined.

On-loan David Button will continue in goal after making his comeback from an ankle injury against the Terriers.

Argyle travel north with an inconsistent away record this term, having won two, lost two and drawn two of their six league games on the road.

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