Tony Philliskirk takes his youngsters to Preston this morning as he returns to league action after a three week break.
Philliskirk's men have not played since the start of January due to fixture postponements caused by the adverse weather.
Preston lie three places ahead of Latics and three points could move Philliskirk's side to within a point of their opponents with a game in hand.
The game will take place at Chorley Football Club and supporters wishing to travel should use the postcode PR7 3DU.
Kick off for the game is at 1pm.