MacDonald injured, debut for PlummerCharlie MacDonald was ruled out of Latics' home game against Bradford City this afternoon through injury.
The striker (pictured scoring in midweek at Shrewsbury) was kept on the sidelines through a thigh strain. He made his first start on Tuesday after recovering from an ankle problem.
There was also debut for new loan signing Ellis Plummer and recalls for James Wesolowski and Sidney Schmeltz.
Anton Rodgers and Michael Petrasso, who started at Shrewsbury, stood down to the bench.
Latics (4-4-2): Oxley; Lanzoni, Tarkowski, Grounds, Plummer; Schmeltz, Smith, Wesolowski, Dayton; Philliskirk, Clarke-Harris. Subs: Rooney, Mellor, Winchester, Rodgers, Petrasso, Belezika, Rachubka.
Bradford (4-4-2): McLaughlin; Darby, Bates, McArdle, Meredith; Thompson, Jones, Doyle, Reid; Hanson, Wells. Subs: Kennedy, Ripley, Yeates, Taylor, Connell, De Vita, McBurnie.