Double doubt for Latics
Jordan Slew and James Tarkowski are injury doubts for Oldham boss Paul Dickov as he prepares to host Stevenage.
On-loan Blackburn striker Slew is nursing a jarred back and missed training on Thursday along with centre-back Tarkowski (dead-leg). Dickov is confident both can be ready for the weekend but is already without the services of James Wesolowski after scans this week revealed a grade two tear to the midfielder's hamstring, meaning a period of four to six weeks on the sidelines. Latics are still searching for their first win of the season following the 1-1 midweek draw at home to Walsall and will view the Boro match as vital, as it comes before three consecutive away games. Trips to Portsmouth and Doncaster are on the agenda in npower League One, while holders Chesterfield lie in wait in round one of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.