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Posted Fri 23 Sep 16

MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Swindon Town

Oldham Athletic host Swindon Town tomorrow afternoon at SportsDirect.com Park (3pm kick off).

Latics came away from the Ricoh Arena last week with a respectable point, drawing 0-0 with Tony Mowbray’s men.

Lee Erwin had Athletic’s best chance of the game, smashing the crossbar from 25 yards on the volley as they could not make the breakthrough.

The result did mean Latics recorded their fifth clean sheet in eight games, the best record in the whole of the EFL.

Going into tomorrow’s game, Latics have not conceded in their last two games. 

Swindon Town have not done well on the road this season, picking up two points from their four away games this season.

Only goal difference separates the two sides but it’s Latics who have the better form going into the game.

The Robins’ last win in the league came one month ago as they beat Port Vale at home 1-0. 

Robinson faces a selection dilemma ahead of tomorrow’s game.

Jamie Reckord played the full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s reserve team game against Carlisle United.

He is back in contention, along with Calaum Jahraldo-Martin who also has recovered from injury. 

Ousmane Fane might feature, along with Cameron Dummigan and Ryan McLaughlin who impressed in Tuesday’s draw.

Swindon Town will be without Michael Doughty, Jamie Sendles-White and Brad Barry who miss the game with injury. 

Speaking about the game, manager Robinson said: “There is not a lot between seven or eight clubs and one win takes us up to around ninth so we are aiming to win the game,” he commented.

"It’s our home game and we’re looking to capitalise on a good point last week. Swindon are a good side that come out and play football. 

"They take risks and play out from the goalkeeper all the time but it’s something we can get on top of them. We have a high energy pressing game and that’s what we intend to do.”

LAST MEETING
April 2016 - Sky Bet League One
Oldham Athletic (Kelly, Main) 2-0 Swindon Town

LAST MATCHES 
Saturday, September 17 - Sky Bet League One
Coventry City 0-0 Oldham Athletic

Tuesday, September 20 - Sky Bet League One
Swindon Town 1-2 Bristol Rovers 

TOP GOALSCORER
Josh Law/Darius Osei (2) - Michael Doughty (2)

MAN TO WATCH
Yaser Kasim - The midfielder was influential in midfield with Massimo Luongo in the 2014/15 season as the Robins reached the play off final but lost to Preston North End. Kasim is comfortable on the ball and can cut open a defence if given space. He’s netted six times in over 100 appearances including one goal this season.

ODDS
Oldham Athletic: 23/20 Draw: 23/10 Oldham Athletic: 12/5

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

COVERAGE
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