Latics have hopes for captain

Oldham Athletic

Oldham are hoping to have captain Dean Furman available when they host Walsall.

Midfielder Furman has been absent from Latics’ last three games with an ankle injury and will be assessed following training on Monday.

Zander Diamond is still a week away from a return to action due to his hip problem, meaning youngster James Tarkowski is set to continue at the heart of the defence.

Striker Reuben Reid is due back in training this week as he steps up his recovery from an ongoing thigh muscle problem which has plagued him the past four months.

Paul Dickov’s side are poised to play their first game in a fortnight after the npower League One matches with Leyton Orient, Stevenage and Brentford all fell foul of the weather.