December 15, 2012
Latics wait on duo
Team Stat Comparison
|Oldham Athletic||Swindon Town|
|Goals for *||1.1||1.2|
|Goals against *||1.1||1.0|
|Last 5 home||W-W-L-D-W||D-W-W-D-D|
|Last 5 away||D-L-W-L-D||D-L-L-L-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Oldham Athletic | Swindon Town|
Oldham have slight concerns over both Cristian Montano and Lee Croft but are hopeful the pair will be fit for the npower League One clash with Swindon.
Montano is troubled with a thigh strain while fellow winger Croft is hampered by an ankle knock.
However, manager Paul Dickov is banking on both players being available as Latics look to continue their promising start to December which has yielded back-to-back wins.
Dickov will be without goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis once more, though, as he completes a three-match suspension following his sending off against Doncaster.
In Bouzanis' absence, Alex Cisak will remain between the sticks after keeping a clean-sheet in Oldham's last outing against Colchester.
Dickov's men have won four of their last five outings and will fancy their chances of defeating a Swindon side without a victory in their previous three contests.M
Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio could include Tommy Miller in his squad.
The Scottish midfielder has missed the whole of November with a thigh problem, but is hoping to earn a recall, and could be fit enough for a place on the bench.
Alan McCormack's return from suspension gives Di Canio options in the heart of his defence, with Aden Flint hoping to keep hold of his starting place.
Di Canio has no new concerns as his once injury-depleted squad returns to full fitness.
Long-term absentee Fedo Bessone is back in light training following a calf problem, but Alan Navarro remains absent.
Jay McEveley is sidelined with a knee problem, meaning Joe Devera will continue his run in the side.