Latics under-18's play SaddlersLatics under-18's have a top-of-the-table clash against Walsall tomorrow in the North West Conference of the Football League Youth Alliance.
Latics are third in the table but they will overhaul the second-placed Saddlers if they emerge victors at Chapel Road where the game kicks off at noon.
Academy Manager Tony Philliskirk may have to draft in a number of schoolboys due to the absence of seven, possibly eight, scholars due to injury and illness.
Latics are without Michael Brewster, Jack Truelove, Eddie Fulwood, Will Kinder, Paul Tyson, Idris Benourad and Jordache Walters.
Striker Jack Tuohy is a doubt who will be given a fitness test.