Football - Johnson could keep faith

New Oldham manager Lee Johnson must decide whether to stick with an unchanged XI for the third game in succession when fellow strugglers Colchester visit Boundary Park on Easter Monday.

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Latics have made an encouraging start to life under Johnson, following up his impressive 3-0 debut win over Hartlepool with a creditable 1-1 draw at high-flying Swindon on Good Friday.

Lee Barnard is set to continue as the attacking figurehead in their re-shaped 4-2-3-1 formation having opened the scoring against the Robins, although Matt Smith returned from a knee injury from the bench and provides a more robust line-leading option.

On-loan Bristol City midfielder Bobby Reid will hope to make his debut having been an unused substitute last time out and full-back Federico Bessone could also feature among the matchday squad having joined on a free transfer on Thursday.

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