Swindon Town Vs Oldham Athletic, Tue 9 Feb 2010

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Vincent Pericard is again battling to be in contention for Swindon's home clash against lowly Oldham.

The striker has been struggling with a hamstring problem ever since his January arrival at the County Ground but the niggle has prevented him from taking part in the previous two games against Southend and Charlton, both of which have seen the Robins lose winning positions late on.

But should he recover in time for Tuesday he would still only find himself among the substitutes due to the form of Billy Paynter and Charlie Austin.

Goalkeeper David Lucas recovered from a groin problem in time to start Saturday's 1-1 home draw against Charlton and he will again continue between the sticks.

Winger Alan O'Brien made his comeback on the bench against the Addicks and can expect to be in in Danny Wilson's matchday 18, while defender Alan Sheehan (hamstring) is looking to return at the end of the month.

Meanwhile, long-term absentee Kurt Hammonds has suffered a fresh injury blow and has been forced to undergo another operation on his troublesome knee.

Oldham boss Dave Penney will choose from an unchanged squad.

The Latics won 1-0 at Tranmere on Saturday and Penney is reluctant to make any changes.

Striker Jason Price made an impressive debut at Prenton Park and will again spearhead the attack.

Jon Worthington, Andy Holdsworth, Kelvin Lomax, Rob Purdie and Lewis Alessandra all remain sidelined through injury.

Saturday`s success at Prenton Park was only a second win in 12 League One matches for Oldham and Penney is urging his men to build on the result.

He said: "The league table is a little bit false at the moment in the respect that we have got four games in hand on some teams."

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