League One

December 29, 2012

Full-time

Oldham Athletic

1 - 2

Crewe Alexandra

League One

15:00 +00:00, December 29, 2012

Boundary Park, England

Referee: T Harrington

Mvoto no-go for Latics

Team Stat Comparison

Oldham Athletic Crewe Alexandra
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 19 13
Points 51 64
Goal Difference -13 -8
Goals for * 1.1 1.2
Goals against * 1.1 1.7
Last 5 D-L-W-W-W W-W-L-L-L
Last 5 home W-W-L-D-W W-W-L-L-W
Last 5 away D-L-W-L-D L-L-D-L-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Oldham Athletic | Crewe Alexandra

Competition Stats

Oldham Athletic Crewe Alexandra
Goals Jose Baxter 13 Mathias Pogba 12
Assists Luke Murphy 10
Yellows Jean Yves Mvoto Owono 10 Abdul Osman 8
Reds Jean Yves Mvoto Owono 1 Chuks Aneke 1
Squads: Oldham Athletic | Crewe Alexandra

Next Matches

Oldham Athletic Crewe Alexandra
4/26 A: Carlisle United 4/26 A: Bristol City
4/29 H: Sheffield United 5/3 H: Preston North End
5/3 H: Notts County

Oldham boss Paul Dickov will be without the services of Jean-Yves M'voto when his side host Crewe.

The central defender picked up his fifth booking of the season in the Boxing Day defeat to Doncaster and will serve a one-match ban.

Mvoto serves his second suspension of the campaign having already been sent off against Crawley.

Dickov tried to claim a case of mistaken identity, insisting James Wesolowski was the offender, but Latics have no right of appeal.

Fellow defenders Connor Brown and Carl Winchester will battle it out for a place at the back.

Robbie Simpson is also suspended and serves the second of a three-game ban following his red card at Yeovil last weekend.

Crewe boss Steve Davis has hinted at changes to his starting XI.

The Alex blew a half-time lead at Tranmere on Boxing Day to lose 2-1 and Davis has demanded improvement.

Mathias Pogba and Lauri Dalla Valle were both hauled off at Prenton Park and could be replaced from the start this time by Max Clayton and Byron Moore.

Kelvin Mellor is also in the reckoning after making the bench at Rovers, while Ajay Leitch-Smith may also be in contention.

"Kelvin isn't quite match fit but he's looking stronger each day,'' Davis told the Crewe Guardian.

"Ajay will take a little bit longer, mainly because he has been out for such a long time. We'll ease him in and if that means putting him on the bench and using him as an impact player, he can do that.''

Ollie Turton remains sidelined with a thigh injury.