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Oldham v Bristol City preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Oldham Athletic and Bristol City at Boundary Park.

James Tarkowski will be back in Oldham's squad against Bristol City, despite leaving the club at the end of the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old central defender departed for League One rivals Brentford but surprisingly agreed terms on a 28-day loan to rejoin Latics when the window reopens on Friday.

Oldham signed non-league striker Rhys Turner from Stockport last month but boss Lee Johnson is not ready to risk him yet because the player recently suffered a hamstring tear.

Johnson also revealed unnamed members of his squad are carrying minor knocks while midfielder David Worrall could drop out again after only recently returning from a long-term groin problem.

Bristol City will be without Scott Wagstaff when they travel to Oldham.

The midfielder popped a joint in his shoulder in Tuesday's 2-1 home defeat to Coventry and manager Steve Cotterill believes he could be sidelined for six weeks.

Meanwhile, defender Karleigh Osborne is rated as 50/50 to make the trip to face former City favourite Lee Johnson's Latics as he has been suffering with a hamstring problem, leaving Cotterill light of options on the right-hand side of his team.

City have climbed out of the relegation zone but are yet to win an away game since Cotterill took charge.