Date: 17th December 2010 at 3:45pm
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If the snow keeps off Oldham could be back in action after having a couple of games postponed.

MK Dons are the opposition; they are seven places behind Latics in the table but only three points. They do however, have a few injury problems.

Vital Quotes:

Paul Dickov: ‘I know they are having an indifferent season, but they are still a very good team.

‘I know their manager Karl Robinson and Dietmar Hamann (player/coach) well from our days together at Manchester City. Karl is a very good young manager who has got them playing some good football.

‘We know their strengths and weaknesses and, when they are at it, they can beat anybody in the division.’
(official site)

MK Dons Team News:

MK Dons have a host of injury worries ahead of the visit of Oldham.

On-loan striker Angelo Balanta will be out of action until March with an ankle injury and joint top scorer Sam Baldock remains sidelined. The striker has scored five league goals this season but is still out with an injured ankle picked up against Sheffield Wednesday.

Utility player Jude Stirling is nearing a return to action after a groin strain but will not make the squad. Defender Sean O’Hanlon may make the bench after some improvement in the condition of a stomach muscle injury.

Striker Aaron Wilbraham serves a one-match suspension as a result of his red card at Notts County.

American striker Jemal Johnson and midfielder Adam Chicksen have missed training this week through illness but look to have recovered in time.

Player to watch: Peter Leven

He’ll either score or get a yellow card, he can do both quite well.

Oldham Athletic Team News:

Paul Dickov`s men have not played for three weeks after recent matches against Walsall and Swindon were both frozen off.

However, the Boundary Park outfit played a behind-closed doors friendly against Blackburn on Tuesday at Rovers` training ground as Dickov looked to give his men some much-needed match practice.

Dickov, meanwhile, is confident of striking a deal to keep Filipe Morais at the club for the rest of the season.

The Portuguese-born winger, who is currently on non-contract forms, has been offered a package for the remainder of the campaign.

Player to watch: Oumare Tounkare

Five goals so far, three in last six games.

Last Five

Mk Dons – last five home – L-W-W-W-D

Oldham – last five away – D-W-L-W-D

Ref Watch:

Iain Williamson 18 games, 74 yc, 2rc.

Match Prediction:

2-2 Draw

Next Fixtures:

League One Oldham vs Carlisle 26-12-2010

League One Colchester vs Oldham 28-12-2010

 

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