Football - Byrne is back

Oldham defender Cliff Byrne is back from suspension as Paul Dickov's men prepare to travel to Colchester.

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Byrne accumulated five yellow cards to rule him out of last weekend's 3-1 FA Cup triumph over npower League One counterparts Doncaster.

The impressive nature of the Boundary Park triumph points towards Dickov naming an unchanged XI, meaning places among the substitutes for Byrne and Robbie Simpson - who has been laid low this week by illness.

If Byrne was to start it would probably mean on-loan Manchester City defender Reece Wabara reverting to his customary role of right-back and Connor Brown making way to accommodate the former Scunthorpe man at the heart of the defence.

Alex Cisak will continue in goal as Dean Bouzanis serves the second game of a three-match ban for his sending-off at Doncaster in the league 10 days ago.

On-loan Nottingham Forest forward Matt Derbyshire, who ended a nine-game goal drought with a brace last weekend, is set to start alongside Jose Baxter in attack.

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