Following their recent upturn in form, Oldham Athletic will be hoping to record their first home victory, when they host top of the league Shrewsbury Town at SportsDirect.com Park on Saturday, September 16, 3pm kick-off.
Latics are placed fourth from bottom in Sky Bet League One, whilst the visitors achieved top spot status through an unbeaten record in their league campaign so far.
Summer signing, Craig Davies scored his third goal in as many games to help Oldham to a 3-2 victory against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night. In contrast, it was resolute defence accompanied by a dinked finish from Jon Nolan which secured a second successive 1-0 win for Shrewsbury, in their midweek meeting with Southend.
Oldham Athletic manager John Sheridan said of the visitors: "They’re playing with a lot of confidence and winning games. When you’ve got a team that are winning games sometimes you go out there on the pitch before you’ve kicked a ball thinking you’re going to win so that’s probably where they’re at at the moment and I respect them for that.
"He’ll know we’re a team near the bottom of the league but he’ll know that we’re a good team. If he’s watched us of late he’ll think they’re in for a really tough game.
"If we show what we’ve shown of late we can compete with anyone in the division."
Neither Robert Hunt nor Abdelhakim Omrani will be at Sheridan’s disposal for tomorrow’s match, as they have been ruled out with a virus and knee injury respectively.
Shrewsbury have come out on top in the last two meetings between the teams and that is reflected in the Sky Bet odds.
The visitors are favourites at 7/5, whilst an Oldham victory and the draw are both set at 21/10.
The official website's match centre will be posting regular updates throught the game, including line ups and statistics.
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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.