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Posted Sat 07 May 16

MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic v Coventry City

It’s the final game of the season as Oldham Athletic host Coventry City.

Both sides will be wanting to come away with all three points to cap off their seasons, with Latics surviving relegation with two games to spare.

All was nervy for Latics, however, since manager John Sheridan’s arrival, they have gone on to win nine of their last 20 games to stay in the division.

The victories against Southend United and Crewe Alexandra sealed their status for another year, with Sheridan stating his side will be challenging at the other end of the table next season.

Last week’s 3-0 defeat to Millwall will be quickly forgotten should Latics claim the victory against Coventry tomorrow.

Coventry enter the game on the back of a 3-1 win over Sheffield United.

However, they will be disappointed to miss out on promotion given their league position at the start of 2016.

Their form dipped in the final stages of the season as they missed out on the play-offs which are still yet to be decided in Sky Bet League One.

The Sky Blues sit 9th in the league table, picking up 66 points from their 45 games this season.

Sheridan could make changes to his side but has stated he is going to be playing his strongest possible team tomorrow afternoon.

There is no new injury worries ahead of the game for Latics, and the same for Coventry City.

Speaking about the game, manager Sheridan said: "I want to win, especially for the supporters, and I like winning. I want to finish strongly. It’s a home game and the lads need to give the fans reasons to be hopeful for next season. 

"We are playing a good team tomorrow. I fancied them for automatic promotion but they haven’t but they are finishing the season strongly. They play good football and they’ve got an excellent manager in Tony Mowbray and hopefully it will be a good, entertaining game. 

“Both teams will try and win the game and it will be attacking and something for the supporters to look forward to."

LAST MEETING
December 2015 - Sky Bet League One
Coventry City (Martin) 1-1 Oldham Athletic (Philliskirk) 

LAST MATCHES
Saturday, April 30 - Sky Bet League One  
Millwall 3-0 Oldham Athletic

Saturday, April 30 - Sky Bet League One
Coventry City (Fortune, Rose, Lameires) 3-1 Sheffield United 

TOP SCORERS                                                                                           
Liam Kelly (6) - Adam Armstrong (19)

MAN TO WATCH
Jacob Murphy - The striker has 10 goals for the season, and nine assists, proving he can be handful on his day. Murphy has spent the season on loan at Coventry from Norwich City and has impressed during his time there. 

ODDS
Oldham Athletic: 6/4 Draw: 13/5 Coventry City: 9/5

Sky Bet have installed Latics as favourites for tomorrow afternoon’s clash. 

COVERAGE
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