Oldham Athletic Vs Walsall, Mon 25 Apr 2011


Oldham boss Paul Dickov could be without a number of players for the home clash with Walsall on Easter Monday.

The Latics picked up two new injuries in the 2-0 defeat at Exeter on Good Friday.

Winger Chris Taylor limped off after stretching his hamstring and striker Oumare Tounkara was also forced off after taking a heavy knock.

Dickov will assess the pair closer to kick-off but he could again be without club captain Reuben Hazell (knee) and Filipe Morais (hip).

The pair missed the Exeter defeat and remain major doubts for the Walsall game, while Dickov is demanding an improved display against the Saddlers.

He said: "As good a side as Exeter are, you can't come to places like this and give teams a two-goal start."

Walsall have no new problems as their battle against relegation moves on to Boundary Park.

The Saddlers, in the bottom four on goal difference, made two changes against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Ollie Lancashire replaced Clayton McDonald, who is out for the season with a dislocated shoulder, while Darryl Westlake came in for Marco Gbarssin.

Emmanuele Smith, Darren Byfield, Alex Nicholls and Jamie Paterson are among those players available for recalls.

Emmanuel Ledesma will serve the second game of a three-match suspension, meaning the attacking midfielder will now only be available for the final match of the campaign away to Southampton.

Walsall's only other absentee remains full-back Aaron Lescott, who continues to struggle with a knee ligament strain sustained at the start of March.

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