Stephens gives Latics huge boost

21 February 2011 02:00
Oldham boss Paul Dickov could be boosted by the return of Dale Stephens for the trip to MK Dons. The highly-rated midfielder has missed the last three matches because of a virus but has been given the all-clear by to resume training. And Dickov said: "We will have to see how much the virus has taken out of his body fitness-wise. "We have missed Dale because he is one of the best players in our league." Latics captain Reuben Hazell is eligible after completing a two-match ban, but he has sustained a back strain in training. He will be assessed along with midfielder Dean Furman, who picked up an ankle knock in the opening minute of Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

Source: PA