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By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Oldham boss John Sheridan has moved to ease his side's injury crisis.
Oldham boss John Sheridan has moved to ease his side's injury crisis with the loan acquisition of Coventry defender Ben Turner.
The League One promotion hopefuls have suffered ill-fortune in recent weeks, with a combination of injury and suspension regularly depriving them of the services of first team regulars Sean Gregan, Will Haining, Stefan Stam, Neal Eardley and Paul Edwards.
Sheridan has called on a favour from new Coventry boss and former Oldham incumbent Iain Dowie, who has allowed Turner to move to Boundary Park on a month's loan.
Turner has made just two starts for Coventry this term, but did manage to garner more playing time at Peterborough, where he accrued 10 appearances in a similar loan arrangement.
Brighter news on the injury front is that X-rays have confirmed that Chris Hall has not suffered the broken leg first feared when he was involved in a training ground accident on Thursday.
The club have, though, warned that they suspect the striker may have suffered serious damage around the affected area.