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MATCH PREVIEW: Morecambe FC vs. Oldham Athletic

24 August 2018

Oldham Athletic travel to the Globe Arena this Saturday afternoon to take on Morecambe FC (3pm kick off).

Latics go into the game unbeaten in three games after Tuesday’s draw with Yeovil Town where as the hosts claimed their first points of the season after beating Northampton Town midweek.

This will be the first league meeting between the sides, however there was a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy fixture between the sides in 2009 which Morecambe won on penalties.

Manager Frankie Bunn believes his side can get momentum going after beginning the season with key players missing.

“I think we're getting better each week, we had a team in mind during pre-season which ran really well then we picked up a few injuries at the worst time 24 hours before a game.”

“That wasn't easy to deal with, but we’ve come through that period now and we're better for it.”

Latics will still be without Sam Surridge, Cameron Dummigan and Ousmane Fane out injured and Giles Coke faces a late fitness test to see if he has recovered in time.

Callum Lang could feature against The Shrimps, the club he was on loan at last season.

Morecambe will be looking to extend on their win over Northampton, but they will have to do it without the experienced goalkeeper Barry Roche who was sent off in that game.

New signing AJ Leitch-Smith got the only goal as Morecambe held on for the victory after Roche was sent off with five minutes to go.

Oldham are priced at 5/4 with Sky Bet to beat Morecambe tomorrow afternoon.

Sam Rosbottom and Roy Butterworth will be on commentary on iFollow Latics for supporters who cannot make the game.

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