Oldham have terminated the contracts of Rob Purdie and Greg Fleming ahead of the home clash with Hartlepool.
Midfielder Purdie endured an injury-plagued 18 months at Boundary Park and did not make a single first-team appearance.
Goalkeeper Fleming has failed to establish himself with the Latics following his arrival in the summer of 2008.
Northern Ireland striker Warren Feeney, who hurt his ankle against Brentford on January 22, has returned to training and could feature against Mick Wadsworth's side.
New signing Reuben Reid is in line for his first start after he came on as a late substitute in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Carlisle.
Striker Reid joined Paul Dickov's promotion hopefuls from West Brom last week on a free transfer.
Hartlepool first-team coach Mick Wadsworth has no new injury or suspension worries to contend with.
Wadsworth's squad have benefited from having no game at the weekend due to their exit from the FA Cup with Scott Flinders returning to the first-team fold.
Goalkeeper Flinders, who has spent four months on the sidelines nursing a ruptured finger, is set to return to Wadsworth's starting line-up replacing Jake Kean.
Kean has now returned to parent club Blackburn despite impressing during his time at Victoria Park.
Wadsworth has the option of retaining on-loan Newcastle striker Ryan Donaldson after he made his debut in the Pools' draw with Notts County or recalling James Brown, who occupied the bench against Paul Ince's side.
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