Oldham Athletic will monitor Shaun Hobson, Alex Reid and Hallam Hope ahead of Wednesday's trip to Barnet, after the trio had to miss the win at Woking.

Captain Liam Hogan was absent through suspension for accumulated bookings, but manager Micky Mellon was forced into other changes through injury and illness.

Hobson and Reid were both injured during preparations for the game, while Hope was absent through illness, which has affected other members of the squad earlier in the week, with Harrison McGahey recovering in time to play his part in a 1-0 win at Kingfield Stadium.

"They're both injured," said Mellon of Hobson and Reid.

"One tweaked his hamstring and one tweaked his upper thigh shooting yesterday.

"It's early days yet, we'll try to get them back as soon as we can.

"Hallam Hope's ill.

"We've just got wee bits of illness that you get at this stage of the season so we'll adjust for another big game on Wednesday."

The four changes meant opportunities for fit-again Dan Ward in midfield, Mike Fondop started his first game under Mellon to partner match-winner James Norwood up front, Devarn Green returned from injury, while Charlie Raglan started his first game since August, partnering McGahey in central defence.

And Mellon was impressed with the way they seized their chance.

"That's all credit to them, those players have put some hard shifts in," said the Latics boss.

"We've said to them that we'll get you fit when we get the opportunity in and around when the first team's playing and those boys have done some really tough sessions which gives them the chance to go out and perform like they did today.

"If Wardy performs like that, Dan Gardner's been out for a long while and Harrison, but you can see how important fitness is."