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Posted Fri 04 Mar 16

MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic v Swindon Town

Oldham Athletic are aiming to make it eight games unbeaten as Swindon Town visit Park tomorrow afternoon, should the game go ahead.

The game is subject to a 7.30am pitch inspection tomorrow morning as referee Andy Haines will look over the pitch and surrounding areas.

Latics are desperate to get this game on due to the good run of form they are in at the moment.

The draw on Tuesday night against Port Vale extended the club’s unbeaten run to seven games.

Latics showed great resilience to come for a goal down as Liam Kelly’s second half penalty secured a 1-1 draw.

Swindon Town have been on good form recently, winning their last four league games and unbeaten in five.

Those four victories against Colchester United, Blackpool, Peterborough United and Doncaster Rovers have taken them onto the brink of the play off places.

They currently sit in 11th position, four points of the play off places gaining 48 points from their 34 games in charge this season.

Swindon Town are on their fourth manager of the season with Luke Williams in charge of the Robins.

Williams has not played football professionally but was assistant manager to Mark Cooper, Lee Power and Martin Ling earlier this season.

Jonathan Forte has recovered from his illness and is available for tomorrow’s game against Swindon Town.

Aaron Amadi-Holloway limped out of Tuesday night’s draw against the Valiants but is expected to be fine for tomorrow’s game.

Swindon Town have no new injury worries ahead of the game tomorrow afternoon. 

Speaking about the game, manager John Sheridan said: “Tuesday’s draw makes Saturday’s game a really big game for us because it’s important we get the three points.

"If we do, it will be four points from two home games and that is good enough to keep us in this league if we can do that over the season.

"They always play good football and they are brave in how they play. They play from the back and good on the high and they are picking up good results. 

“We are definitely wary of them and they are a team that probably think they have a chance of getting into the play-offs but we are just concentrating on ourselves. 

"Hopefully I can pick a team that will go out and win the game because that’s what it’s about. It will be difficult, we know that, but it’s a game we can win and that’s what I have to breed into the team. 

"We are on a seven game unbeaten run at the moment and it’s not a bad record. The amount of draws isn’t great but we stay unbeaten and it can only be good for us.”

September 2015 - Sky Bet League One
Swindon Town (Ajose) 1-2 Oldham Athletic (Jones, Philliskirk) 

Tuesday, March 1 - Sky Bet League One
Oldham Athletic (Kelly) 1-1 Port Vale

Tuesday, March 1 - Sky Bet League One  
Swindon Town (Obika (2)) 2-0 Doncaster Rovers 

TOP SCORERS                                                                              
Dominic Poleon (5) - Nicky Ajose (20)

Nicky Ajose - The striker has been in red-hot form this season, already notching 20 goals in all competitions. The 24-year-old scored two goals against Latics last season for Crewe Alexandra and scored an equaliser against Athletic earlier this season for Swindon with a cute chip over David Cornell. 

Oldham Athletic: 11/8 Draw: 23/10 Swindon Town: 2/1

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

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