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Posted Fri 13 Jan 17

MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Gillingham

Oldham Athletic face Gillingham tomorrow afternoon at SportsDirect.com Park (3pm kick off).

Stephen Robinson’s contract was terminated on Thursday afternoon and a return for John Sheridan was announced eight months after leaving the football club initially. 

Sheridan’s primary focus is the keep Oldham Athletic in Sky Bet League One, a feat which he achieved in a similar position last season.

It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for the manager who takes over a side bottom of the division.

However, Sheridan will not be on the sidelines for tomorrow’s game as he serves the final match of a five game touchline ban.

Gillingham also made a managerial change last week after they dispersed of the services of Justin Edinburgh, who has recently joined Northampton Town.

The new man who has replaced him is Ady Pennock who is the former manager of Forest Green Rovers.

After a strong start to the season, Gillingham have hit a slump in form and have slid down the Sky Bet League One table.

They currently occupy 17th position picking up 30 points from 25 games this season. 

Manager Sheridan could opt to stick with George Edmundson who he gave a league debut to at the end of last season. 

Marc Klok left the club today whilst Lee Erwin is still struggling with a groin injury. 

Gillingham are struggling with an illness running through their squad but are expected to name a strong line up.

Billy Knott has been struggling with an injury recently but returned to the bench in their last game and could start on Saturday.

LAST MEETING
October 2016 - Sky Bet League One
Gillingham 1-2 Oldham Athletic

LAST MATCHES 
Tuesday, January 10 - Checkatrade Trophy
Mansfield Town 2-0 Oldham Athletic

Monday, January 2 - Sky Bet League One
Gillingham 0-1 Oxford United

TOP GOALSCORER
Billy Mckay/Lee Erwin (4) - Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (11)

MAN TO WATCH
Bradley Dack - The midfielder was named Sky Bet League One’s Player of the Year last year after an impressive season with the Gills. Since coming through the club’s youth system, he broke into the first team in 2012 and has gone on to make over 150 for the Gills. A huge threat when given space to attack.
 
ODDS
Oldham Athletic: 7/5 Draw: 23/10 Gillingham: 19/10

Sky Bet have placed Oldham Athletic as favourites for tomorrow’s game.

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