League One

February 19, 2013



1 - 2

Oldham Athletic

League One

19:45 +00:00, February 19, 2013

The Lamex Stadium

Referee: Stephen Martin

Boro can call on Arnold

Team Stat Comparison

Stevenage Oldham Athletic
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 18 19
Points 54 51
Goal Difference -17 -13
Goals for * 1.1 0.9
Goals against * 1.5 1.4
Last 5 L-L-L-D-W D-L-W-W-W
Last 5 home L-L-W-W-L W-W-L-D-W
Last 5 away L-D-D-L-L D-L-W-L-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Stevenage | Oldham Athletic

Competition Stats

Stevenage Oldham Athletic
Goals Lucas Akins 10 Jose Baxter 13
Assists Lucas Akins 4
Yellows James Dunne 11 Jean Yves Mvoto Owono 10
Reds Anthony Grant 1 Jean Yves Mvoto Owono 1
Squads: Stevenage | Oldham Athletic

Next Matches

Stevenage Oldham Athletic
4/18 A: Sheffield United 4/18 A: Colchester United
4/21 H: Bristol City 4/21 H: Coventry City
4/26 H: Walsall 4/26 A: Carlisle United
5/3 A: Brentford 4/29 H: Sheffield United
5/3 H: Notts County

Steve Arnold returns to the Stevenage squad for the visit of Oldham.

The goalkeeper missed last Tuesday's 2-0 defeat by Brentford through suspension after he was sent off against Carlisle.

Chris Day was recalled against the Bees and manager Gary Smith must decide whether to stick with him or bring Arnold straight back in.

Andy Iro could be in line for his debut after completing a successful two-month loan at Barnet.

Smith could turn to Iro, who moved to Broadhall Way in the summer after returning to his homeland from the MLS in America, after loaning fellow defender Bondz N'Gala to Barnet last week along with striker Dani Lopez.

Smith made four other changes against Brentford so Mark Roberts, James Dunne, Filipe Morais and Steve Beleck are pushing for recalls.

Defender Jon Ashton (Achilles) remains on the sidelines.

Oldham caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk is set to select from the same squad that secured a draw in the fifth round of the FA Cup as his side look to climb out of the npower League One relegation zone with victory.

Jordan Obita opened the scoring in Saturday's dramatic 2-2 draw with Everton and the on-loan Reading winger is fit to feature once again having departed early with cramp.

Injury-time goal hero Matt Smith and club captain Dean Furman could push for starts following their positive contributions from the bench, and Philliskirk's desire to freshen up his XI may also bring veteran defender Cliff Byrne into contention.

Left-sided midfield duo Youssouf M'Changama and Cristian Montano remain sidelined with respective knee and thigh injuries.

Latics are unbeaten in two outings under Philliskirk, having beaten MK Dons 3-1 in their last league encounter.