ANDY KING has warned his 'Jekyll and Hyde' players they will be unceremoniously hauled off the pitch and left out in the cold if they fail to give blood, sweat and tears against Oldham today.

The Town boss has made it clear that new faces will be arriving at the club once the current transfer embargo is lifted.

King said: "If I don't see the commitment and desire that I demand from a player, he will come off and next week, all being well, there will be someone in from elsewhere to replace him.

"And even if I can't add faces, I would still make changes from within. I am simply not prepared to tolerate the lacklustre sort of performance we saw at Luton.

"They are professional footballers and they have to find it from within themselves to produce a professional performance.

"And I have told them all that I would have brought in three or four players already had it not been for the embargo."

However, King is utterly convinced that his players will respond positively to his challenge.

He said: "Oldham are a good side but they hold no fears for me.

"It's quite simple. If we can find the level of performance that we showed in our first five or six matches then we will win the game.

"If we play like we did at Cheltenham or Luton then we will get murdered. It's whether we get Jekyll or Hyde."

If Town are to return to winning ways, they will have to do it without Jimmy Davis and Steve Robinson.

Davis included alongside Johnnie Jackson in the England Under 20 squad to face Germany later this month, was not able to take part in a full training session yesterday while Robinson's Achilles knock will keep him out.

On the plus side Stefani Miglioranzi has recovered from a knee injury and is expected to start.

But with Sam Parkin starting a three-match ban, and Alan Young injured, King is left with few options to even fill the bench. The injuries mean the favoured 4-3-3 formation is likely to make way for a 3-5-2.