Notts County Vs Oldham Athletic, Sat 2 Apr 2011

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Notts County defender Jon Harley is suspended for the visit of Oldham.

The 31-year-old will begin a two-match ban after collecting his 10th yellow card of the season during the defeat at Huddersfield on Sunday.

Manager Paul Ince is considering recalling Stephen Hunt from his loan spell at Lincoln in order to plug the gap.

With County`s injury crisis showing signs of easing, Sam Sodje, Conor Clifford, Alan Gow, Niogo Demba-Nyren, Febian Brandy and Karl Hawley could be available for recalls.

Craig Westcarr, fit again after a knee injury, and Lee Hughes may again start in attack.

Ince`s side have gone 423 minutes without a league goal since Gow`s penalty at Hillsborough gave Notts a 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on March 12.

Oldham boss Paul Dickov will be without defender Paul Black as his struggling go in search of a crucial win.

The left-back was substituted midway through the second half of Monday`s goalless draw at home to Tranmere with an abdominal problem.

Dickov later revealed Black has been troubled by the complaint for the last couple of weeks.

He will now see a specialist on Tuesday and is likely to require a minor operation for a release of a ligament in the stomach/groin area.

Oldham are without a win in 12 games - failing to score in 10 of the last 11 - and their new year play-off ambitions have been replaced by a growing anxiety at the opposite end of the table.

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Febian Brandy
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