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Posted Fri 25 Nov 16

MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Peterborough United

Oldham Athletic host Peterborough United tomorrow afternoon (3pm kick off).

How Oldham Athletic have only come away with one point from their last two games is still a mystery. 

After domination against the league leaders on Saturday, Scott Wiseman’s goal on 80 minutes won the game for Scunthorpe United.

Iron manager Graham Alexander stated after the game he was happy to see the back of Oldham Athletic this second and on Tuesday night, Latics secured a point against Port Vale.

Latics went ahead through Ollie Banks, but two goals pegged them back, but Carl Winchester equalised in the final minute of additional time.

Athletic were still frustrated at the final whistle, knowing they had dominated the game and should have recorded maximum points from it. 

Peterborough United have been in good form recently but were beaten midweek, ending a five game winning streak.

That defeat came against league leaders Scunthorpe United as they ran out 2-0 winners.

Wins against Bolton Wanderers, Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town have moved them onto the brink of the play off positions.

Grant McCann has strengthened his side over the summer with the additions of Shaquile Coulthirst who has netted three goals this season and Ryan Tafazolli who has added defensive stability. 

Posh will be looking to get back on track with a positive result tomorrow but they will be met by a stubborn Oldham Athletic side.

The manager has injury concerns over Brian Wilson, Cameron Dummigan and Paul Green.

Josh Law came in during the week and impressed so could keep his place whilst Carl Winchester will be pushing for a start after his last minute goal against Port Vale. 

Jack Baldwin is missing for Posh tomorrow whilst Jermaine Anderson is injured and will also miss out.

Other than that, McCann has a full strength squad to choose from. 

Speaking about the game, manager Robinson said: “They have a terrific record at the moment. They had won five games in a row up until Tuesday where they lost to Scunthorpe United. 

"They have got a good exciting team and a midfield which is very dangerous and we are well aware of. We looked at their strengths and weaknesses and it’s very much about us, which I’ve said most weeks. 

“We look at the opposition and make our players aware of them, but we don’t concentrate too much on them. 

"We have to worry about ourselves, if we play to our capabilities which we have showed in the last few weeks then I have no doubt we could beat anybody. 

"I know Grant McCann, I’ve played with him and done my coaching badges with him. He’s put a real good side together and he’s done really well. 

"He has made a few changes and enhanced what they already had there. They play terrific football and have had some good results recently. 

“We have had them watched a few times and they will be a big threat."

LAST MEETING
February 2016 - Sky Bet League One
Peterborough United 1-2 Oldham Athletic

LAST MATCHES 
Tuesday, November 22 - Sky Bet League One
Port Vale 2-2 Oldham Athletic (Banks, Winchester)

Tuesday, November 22 - Sky Bet League One
Peterborough United 0-2 Scunthorpe United 

TOP GOALSCORER
Marcus Maddison (6) - Lee Erwin/Billy Mckay/Ryan Flynn/Freddie Ladapo (3)

MAN TO WATCH
Marcus Maddison - The central midfielder is the club’s top goalscorer this season with six goals. Maddison is a dead ball specialist and has the ability to create chances, or score goals, from nothing. Signed from non-league, Maddison has made an impression in Sky Bet League One and has been linked with higher division clubs.

ODDS
Oldham Athletic: 13/8 Evens Draw: 23/10 Peterborough United: 13/8

Sky Bet can not separate the two sides ahead of tomorrow’s game.

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