KANE Hemmings did not travel north with the Oxford United squad as he was given time to recover from a minor niggle.

The striker has been troubled by a thigh problem which saw him not risked against Leeds United a week ago.

And Hemmings was left at home along with Charlie Raglan (ankle) ahead of the visit to Oldham Athletic in Sky Bet League One.

United manager Pep Clotet said: “Kane has a tight quad, so I prefer to rest him. It’s not too serious.”

Darious Osei is the Latics’ one injury concern, with a minor hamstring injury.

Goalkeeper Ben Wilson will make his debut after joining on a six-month loan deal from Cardiff City yesterday.

The 24-year-old featured for Oldham in a friendly against a Manchester United XI this week.


Oldham Ath: Ben Wilson, Brian Wilson, Clarke, Gerrard, Hunt, Banks, Green, Fane, McLaughlin, Holloway, Davies, Duffus, Glackin, Fawns, Obadeyi, Gardner, Flynn.

Oxford Utd: from Eastwood, Ribeiro, Nelson, Williamson, Johnson, Henry, Ledson, Ruffels, Hall, Payne, Thomas, Napa, Obika, Rothwell, Xemi, Carroll, Tiendalli, Martin, Shearer.