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Oldham Athletic Vs Rochdale, Mon 3 Jan 2011

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Loan trio Cedric Evina, Aidan White and Neal Trotman could all be playing their last games for Oldham in the derby clash with Rochdale.

All three deals are set to expire after the match, and Evina could be restored to the starting line-up for his final appearance after he was dropped in favour of Filipe Morais in Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Hartlepool.

Ritchie Jones is in contention for a start after completing 25 minutes on his return from injury.

Manager Paul Dickov has no new injury worries to contend with, although he is keen to tighten up at the back.

"We want the boys to learn, but they keep making the same mistakes time and time again which are something we need to address," said Dickov.

Rochdale could name an unchanged team as they prepare themselves for the derby clash.

Dale travel across Lancashire in good spirits following a useful 3-2 win over Tranmere at Spotland.

And manager Keith Hill has no injury or suspension worries to contend with as they eye up their near neighbours.

Winger Joe Thompson will hope Hill freshens his line-up however following his return from a hamstring problem.

Thompson had a 15-minute run out in the defeat of Tranmere as he looks to force his way back into the first team.

Bobby Grant's 84th-minute goal will also hand the manager a poser after the striker came off the bench to hand Dale their first league win in seven attempts.

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