Oldham Athletic will be hoping to escape the foot of the table on their visit to take on Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Saturday, August 26, 3pm kick-off.
Blackpool’s only win this season came at home against MK Dons, whilst the Latics are still without a point in the campaign.
Sean Longstaff has been in fine form for the Seasiders, netting twice in as many games.
Their last match saw them come from behind on three occasions to secure a 3-3 draw away to Doncaster, Oldham were unable to score in last week’s 2-0 defeat to league leaders Wigan Athletic, who were responsible for knocking the hosts out of the Carabao Cup.
Oldham manager, John Sheridan said ahead of the match: “It’s a bit of a derby game for us and we’ll have a good following there but I don’t want to think too much about the opposition, I’m trying to get us playing the way I want us to play and get a bit of belief in the team. We’ll go there and we’ll try and win the game.
“We know the importance of trying to win the game but again it’ll be a difficult match.”
Sheridan is also hopeful that the players who were unavailable for last week’s match will be at his disposal for the clash on the west coast.
The teams’ last encounter resulted in a 1-0 victory for the visitors, courtesy of a goal from Matt Palmer, but Blackpool are favourites to win the match at 5/4, with Sky Bet listing odds of an Oldham victory at 12/5 and the draw at 21/10.
The official website's match centre will be posting regular updates throught the game, including line ups and statistics.
Keep up to date with all the action via our text based commentary on the club's offical twitter account: @OfficialOAFC
Subscribers will be able to listen to the club's offical audio commentary of the match brought to you by Roy Butterworth and Sam Rosbottom, pre-match build up starts from 2:45pm.
International subscribers will be able to watch the game live via iFollow.
Overseas fans wanting to watch this season’s action via iFollow can now purchase match passes, in addition to season long subscriptions.
A match pass, costing the equivalent of just £5, will allow overseas fans to choose specific Sky Bet EFL matches to watch during the regular league season and offers fans greater choice in how they follow Oldham Athletic.