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Posted Sun 16 Apr 17

MATCH PREVIEW: Bristol Rovers vs. Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic take on Bristol Rovers tomorrow afternoon (3pm kick off).

Latics will be looking to make it three wins in a row in the Sky Bet League One. 

If John Sheridan’s men can claim maximum points on their trip south and other results go their way, they will also confirm survival from relegation.

Striker, Lee Erwin is currently in excellent from having scored six goals in his last eight games and the team are unbeaten in every game he has scored in since the start of 2017.

Manager John Sheridan believes he can carry on with his great scoring form:“I can see goals in him.”

“He’s got that freedom of just being up there playing as a striker, I’ve give him that freedom and he's done well and since he's got back in with the team he’s done really well.”

Young defender, Jamie Stott made his league debut in the victory over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday and could possibly feature against Bristol with the fitness of Anthony Gerrard uncertain after picking up a hamstring injury in the warm up before the match against the Trotters. 

However, Stott will be full of confidence after a man of the match performance on his debut.

Bristol Rovers were beaten in their last game out by strugglers Gillingham, however prior to that the Gas won away at AFC Wimbledon and beat 10-man Shrewsbury comfortably.  

Latics have the incentive of survival whilst the Gas will be looking to confirm a place in the top ten after achieving promotion to League One last season.

LAST MEETING
October 2016 - Sky Bet League One
Oldham Athletic 0-2 Bristol Rovers

LAST MATCHES
Saturday, April 15 - Sky Bet League One   
Oldham Athletic 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Friday, April 14 - Sky Bet League One    
Gillingham 3-1 Bristol Rovers

TOP GOALSCORER
Lee Erwin (9) - David Ball (13)

MAN TO WATCH
Billy Bodin - the forward is Rovers’ leading goalscorer with 12 league goals. The 25-year-old started his career at Swindon before moving to Torquay, Crew and Northampton. He has also represented Wales at U-17, U-19 and U-21 levels.

ODDS
Bristol Rovers: 19/20 Draw: 12/5 Oldham Athletic: 3/1

Sky Bet have placed Bristol Rovers as favourites for tomorrow afternoon’s game.

COVERAGE
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