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Latics boss Lee Johnson is hoping the supporters will get behind the players in the Lancashire derby with Preston North End to create a good atmosphere.The supporters were in good voice during last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Tranmere Rovers and the manager is asking supporters to transfer that atmosphere to Boundary Park.Preston North End are unbeaten in the league since mid January, and currently occupy a play off position.The Lilywhites, who sit 4th in Sky Bet League One, have taken 64 points from 34 games and are only six points behind leaders Wolves.Simon Grayson only has one injury doubt going into this weekend's game as captain John Welsh has bone bruising but could make an appearance.Latics welcome back James Wilson to the starting 11 after missing last week's game through illness. Genseric Kusunga and Anton Rodgers still remained sidelined through long-term injuries. Manager Lee Johnson believes the Lancashire derby will be one his players thrive on. He said: ""It's a fantastic game for us. They will bring a lot of supporters which will make for a good atmosphere. The boys respond well to a good atmosphere and I love it when the place is rocking so it should be an exciting match. "Preston have got stronger since we last played them. They have a solid back four and have two good midfielders in Kilkenny and Keane. They've got threats everywhere and that's why they are up there. It will be a really tough game but our boys will no doubt rise to the challenge and put in a good performance."LAST MEETINGOctober 8, 2013 - Johnstone's Paint TrophyPreston North End 0-2 Oldham Athletic (Philliskirk, Wesolowski) LAST MATCHESSaturday, March 1 - Sky Bet League 1Tranmere Rovers 2-2 Oldham Athletic (Wesolowski, Ridehalgh OG)Saturday, March 1 - Sky Bet League 1Preston North End 2-1 Walsall TOP SCORERSDanny Philliskirk (11) - Joe Garner (18)MAN TO WATCHCraig Davies - The striker enjoyed two years with Latics, leaving the club in 2009. Since then, Davies has enjoyed a successful period at Chesterfield where he netted 25 goals as they were promoted to League One. That earned him a move to Championship side Barnsley where he was prolific in front of goal again. In January 2013, Bolton Wanderers swooped for the 28-year-old but he's found opportunities hard to come by and jumped at the chance to join the Lilywhites on loan. He's scored two goals in six appearances so far for the Lancashire side. ODDSOldham Athletic: 2/1 Draw: 2/1 Preston North End: 13/10Sky Bet believe Latics face a tough game against Preston North End tomorrow and are slight underdogs.COVERAGEIf you can't make it to the game, make sure to follow Latics via The Wall, Twitter and Facebook for live updates from the fixture. Latics Player is the place to be as it provides live commentary and post match interviews.
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