Blackman set for Latics bow
Oldham boss Dave Penney could hand a debut to Blackburn forward Nick Blackman when Swindon visit Boundary Park. The rookie striker has joined the Latics on a month's loan and comes into contention to face the Robins. Midfield man Danny Whitaker missed Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Millwall because he was unwell. Whitaker had been named in Penney's 18-man squad but was unable to travel after being struck down by a bug. He will be assessed but summer signings Rob Purdie and Joe Jacobson remain sidelined due to injury. Midfielder Purdie is recovering from a stomach injury and defender Jacobson is currently troubled by a hernia. Striker Lewis Alessandra has joined Chester on a month's loan and could go straight into their starting line-up for Saturday's daunting trip to Luton.
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