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Under-18's in cup action

2 November 2012

Selection worries for Latics

Latics' under-18's are also in cup action tomorrow.

They play Scunthorpe United at Chapel Road, kick off 11.30am, in the first round of the Youth Alliance Cup.

It will be challenging for Head of Youth Tony Philliskirk who will be without seven players.

Chris Sutherland and Joe Cooper are on first-team duty while Will Kinder, Luke Simpson, Michael Brewster and Danny Byrnes are injured and Tomos Clarke unwell.

Byrnes was today having an x-ray on the foot he injured playing last night for Wales under-16's against England in the Sky Victory Shield.

A number of schoolboys will be called into the depleted squad with Philliskirk saying it is a great opportunity to have them involved.

Scunthorpe are in a different Conference of the Football League Youth Alliance to Latics.

"They will be new opposition and it will be good to pit our wits against a team we don't normally play against," he explained.

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