DEFENDER Sam Hart returns to the Latics squad for the first time since August for tonight's FA Cup first round replay with Ipswich Town.

The left back, who signed on a free transfer in the summer, suffered injury in the first half of Oldham's first win of the season at Sutton United.

He is the latest in a line of long-term absentees to make their comeback to the matchday squad, with Ouss Cisse and Jamie Hopcutt named on the bench at Exeter City on Saturday, and again tonight.

Nicky Adams, who marked his return from a hamstring problem in the initial match with Ipswich, is among the eight substitutes named by head coach Keith Curle.

Dylan Fage missed Saturday's game at Exeter but returns to the line-up tonight.

LATICS XI: Leutwiler, Clarke, Piergianni, McGahey, Fage, Whelan, Bowden, Couto, Keillor-Dunn, Bahamboula, Hope.

Subs: Southerington, Hart, Cisse, Adams, Dearnley, Stobbs, Hopcutt, Vaughan.

IPSWICH XI: Walton, Harper, Edmundson, Woolfenden, Burns, Pigott, Fraser, El Mizouni, Chaplin, Aluko, Clements.

Subs: Hladky, Barry, Jackson, Vincent-Young, Carroll, Burgess, Ewars, Kelock, Celina.