Oldham Athletic face their first real test of pre-season this weekend as Nottingham Forest are the visitors to Boundary Park.
It’s been a relatively comfortable pre-season in terms of results for Frankie Bunn’s men so far.
Peter Clarke, a trialist and Jose Baxter scored to ensure Latics got off to a winning start against Ashton United as they ran out 1-3 winners.
Latics then faced Curzon Ashton at the Tameside Stadium and swept them aside 0-2. Goals from Dan Gardner and Giles Coke secured Athletic the win.
National League North opposition was again next for Athletic as they beat FC United of Manchester 0-2 at Broadhurst Park. A trialist opened the scoring whilst Johan Branger-Engone ensured Athletic headed into the game against Nottingham Forest with a 100% pre-season record.
The game against Forest will be a tough test for Bunn’s men, however, they will head into the game with confidence.
Whilst Athletic have a couple of injuries, they do have Andy Taylor available after the full back penned a permanent deal with the club this week.
There are set to again be trialists at the game for Bunn and his managerial staff to take a look at them.
The game will also see the manager in the home dugout for the first time since his appointment and he is more than looking forward to it.
“I think it should be quite exciting,” he said.
“It’s our first game at home, hopefully the fans in Oldham will come have a look at us, and hopefully it goes well.”
The North Stand and George Hill stands will be open for home supporters whilst the Jimmy Frizzell stand will only be open for wheelchair users.
Prices for the game are as follows:
Over 65: £5
Student (with ID): £5
U12s: Free (with paying adult)
All admission is via payment on the turnstile, no tickets will be sold in advance.
Please note the Business Suite will be closed for this game.