Oldham Athletic are set to be without defender Jamie Stott for the hectic Christmas period.

The 21-year-old academy graduate, who has made 14 appearances in all competitions this season, limped out of the 2-0 defeat at Swindon with a hamstring injury just before the half hour mark and is set to be ruled out for a few weeks.

Tomas Egert replaced him, only to be substituted himself early in the second half, Filipe Morais coming on in his place to help with a change of system at the County Ground.

Stott had caught the eye again against the League Two leaders only to injure himself going for goal in the first half.

"Stott was outstanding. I was gutted for him, he pulled his hamstring when he had that shot that their keeper had to make a great save from in the top corner, but he'll be out for two to three weeks now,” said Latics boss Dino Maamria.

"We looked at it and Tomas (Egert) has been out injured for a while since Gateshead and has not played and was back in training only last week.

"He looked a bit rusty as well and I thought it was too much especially with their counter attack threat.

"That's why we decided to change it quickly in the second-half and to be fair Filipe Morais came in and was fantastic and we went with Zak Mills, Tom Hamer and David Wheater as a back three and they equipped themselves really well.”

Maamria had made changes for the game, recent arrival Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro unwell and not making the trip to Wiltshire.

Mohammed Maouche returned to the starting line-up but the boss had a challenge for the former Boundary Park skipper.

"Akpro was sick and couldn't travel with us,” Maamria told the club.

“Maouche was back involved but I want more from him.

“He's our creative player and when we don't score goals we're looking at those players and we expect more.

"He had a good 90 minutes and worked very hard for the team and was part of a solid performance."