Latics under-18's at BuryLatics under-18's are in derby action tomorrow at Bury in the Football League Youth Alliance's North West Conference.
Academy Manager Tony Philliskirk again has a depleted side with Michael Brewster (hamstring) the latest casualty.
He joins Haydn Foulds, Kyle Hardman, Jack Truelove and Will Kinder on the sidelines while Joel Coleman is again on first-team duty.
There is some cheer, though, as Ben Grant is available while Ryan Ellison and Idris Benourad are back in training following injuries and may feature on the bench.
Tomorrow's match takes place at Fives Athletic FC, Whittle Street, Walkden, M28 3WY, kick off 11am.