KEITH Curle goes to Leyton Orient tomorrow with what he describes as a “competitive squad” at his disposal.

Dylan Bahamboula is a definite absentee as he is away on international duty with Congo, while fellow forward Davis Keillor-Dunn was withdrawn at half-time of Tuesday’s win over Exeter as a precaution.

“The physio spotted something and he said he felt a little bit tight,” Curle told The Oldham Times yesterday.

“We’ve got nine games left, we don’t want to put players at risk.

“We’ve got an injury room that is starting to thin out, we don’t want to start adding to it.”

Looking ahead to the Leyton Orient game, Curle was happy with his options, while giving little away in terms of availability.

“A couple of players got knocks (against Exeter), to be expected,” the Latics boss said. “A couple of players responded well to treatment, a couple of players declared themselves fit, so overall we have a competitive squad to choose from.”

Having returned from injury to play his first game under Curle in the goalless draw at Bradford City last weekend, Arsenal loanee Harry Clarke missed the midweek game to avoid making a minor problem worse, but could be back in contention tomorrow.

The defender had recently been back with the Gunners getting treatment before returning to Boundary Park to feature against the Bantams.

Curle said: “The lad wanted to play and was desperate to play but the medical advice was that potentially if we played him and it gets any worse we could potentially lose him for three or four weeks.

“I had a look at Harry last week and I liked what I saw but it’s a case of if I’ve got to wait I will wait.”