Oldham Athletic host Exeter City this coming Tuesday at 19:00 BST, as the Grecians look to avoid their third consecutive defeat.
Matt Taylor’s side took two blows last week, as the play-off chasers fell to defeat against Tranmere Rovers and Cheltenham Town, two direct promotion challengers.
The Grecians have fallen adrift of the play-offs by four points, but have two games in hand against Newport County and will look to take the first step to rekindling their promotion ambitions.
Oldham on the other hand are looking to stabilise as a mid-table club, as Keith Curle continues to wait for his first victory as Latics boss.
The Latics have drawn four of their last five games, and will be targeting their first victory in six games.
Curle will be missing the likes of Zak Dearnley, George Blackwood, Marcus Barnes, and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.
Laurie Walker is expected to make his fourth appearance since joining on an emergency loan from MK Dons.
Meanwhile for the away side, Randall Williams continues to be a long-term absentee following a stress fracture.
The defensive duo of Pierce Sweeney and Tom Parkes will be looking to find their way back into the squad, as Sweeney recently returned from an injury and Parkes from a suspension.
Oldham Athletic: Walker; Fage, Clarke, Piergianni, Jameson, Adams, Whelan, McCalmont, Bahamboula, McAleny, Keillor-Dunn.
Exeter City: Andresson; Key, McArdle, Hartridge, Page, Willmott, Taylor, Collins, Randall, Jay, Bowman.
Ones to watch
’DKD’ has adopted a new role under Curle as the out-and-out striker, something he is beginning to adapt to.
The 23-year-old has been an excellent signing this season, having scored eight goals and notching three assists. The accomplished forward will be looking to add to his tally in place of the injured Dearnley.
What a season Jay is having.
A product of the Grecians academy, the 25-year-old is finding his prime. With an average rating of 7.15, 15 goals and six assists, Jay has contributed 21 goals in 32 games. It won’t be long before League One and Championship clubs start sniffing.
Oldham have only beaten Exeter once in their last 10 games, that came in November. The Latics have failed to beat the Grecians in the nine most recent meetings. A strike from Blackwood and a goal of the season contender from Danny Rowe cancelled out Williams’ early opener to clinch the three points.
How to watch
The match is available on iFollow via Oldham or Exeter’s respective club websites, with match passes at £10 for those in the United Kingdom.