Oldham Athletic Vs Norwich City, Sat 27 Feb 2010

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Oldham boss Dave Penney will assess the fitness of Jim Goodwin ahead of the home clash with leaders Norwich.

The on-loan Huddersfield midfielder has missed the last two games due to a thigh strain and could remain sidelined.

Penney is still missing a number of long-term injury absentees, including Andy Holdsworth, Rob Purdie and Jon Worthington

Millwall striker Jason Price's one-month loan with Oldham is set to finish after this weekend's game but an extension looks certain to be agreed early next week.

The Latics lie fourth bottom in League One and are facing the dismal prospect of a relegation dogfight unless results improve quickly.

Penney said: "We haven't looked like scoring enough goals and we need to put that right if we're going to start winning games."

Forward Oli Johnson could be set for just his second start for Norwich.

Johnson came off the bench to score two late goals against Southend on Tuesday night and rescue a 2-1 win for Paul Lambert's League One leaders and is in contention to make a rare start.

Winger Anthony McNamee could also keep his place after making his first start since joining from Swindon in midweek but midfielder Darel Russell is out as he serves the second of a three-game suspension.

Defenders Jens Berthel Askou (foot), Adam Drury (thigh) and Zak Whitbread (calf) remain sidelined along with striker Cody McDonald (thigh).

A win could stretch the Canaries' lead to six points over Leeds, who face Huddersfield in a lunchtime kick-off.

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Norwich City
Cody McDonald
Jason Price
Anthony McNamee
League One
Huddersfield Town
Adam Drury
Swindon Town
Southend United
Andy Holdsworth
Darel Russell
Jim Goodwin
Jens Berthel Askou
Jens Berthel Askou
Oldham Athletic
Zak Whitbread
Wigan Athletic
Oli Johnson
Leeds United

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