Oldham Athletic Vs Exeter, Sat 12 Dec 2009

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Oldham boss Dave Penney is boosted by the return of Alex Marrow for the home clash against Exeter.

The on-loan Blackburn midfielder missed last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Norwich through suspension but comes back into contention for a starting role this weekend.

However, the Latics have been dealt a blow with the news that full-back Andy Holdsworth could be out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to overcome tendonitis in the knee.

Oldham's squad has already been depleted by a succession of long-term injuries, with midfielder Jon Worthington and striker Pawel Abbott among those sidelined.

Centre-back Reuben Hazell (calf) and midfielder Chris Taylor (hamstring) both missed the defeat at Carrow Road and are also ruled out of this weekend's clash.

Oldham have only one win in 11 games and have scored just two goals in their last seven matches.

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale has the luxury of being able to select from a full-strength squad.

Striker Barry Corr appears to have shaken off a thigh injury. The 24-year-old Irishman was recalled to City's starting XI for last weekend's 1-0 home defeat to Brighton and proved his fitness by playing the full 90 minutes.

Marcus Stewart and on-loan Charlton forward Stuart Fleetwood were also brought back into the Grecians' line-up against the Seagulls and will hope to retain their places.

However, Tisdale may be tempted to tinker with his side once again as he looks to arrest a three-match losing streak.

Exeter currently lie 17th in the Coca-Cola League One table - just two points above the relegation zone - and will be overtaken by Oldham if they slip to defeat this weekend.

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