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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Exeter City

21 December 2018

Oldham Athletic are back at Boundary Park tomorrow as they take on Exeter City in the Sky Bet League Two fixture (3pm).

Frankie Bunn’s men are currently six games unbeaten in the league and have dragged themselves to two points off the playoff positions.

The team currently occupying that last playoff spot are this weekend’s visitors Exeter, but Bunn isn’t getting too carried away with how the table looks.

“They're all big games and we've said before we take each game as it comes.” He commented.

“We don't look too far ahead of ourselves and the next game is always an important one.

“It's nice to be on the back of a good run and a great result against Bury, but we have to move on, so we're just focusing on Exeter at the minute.”

In terms of team news, the manager confirmed in his pre-match press conference that the long-term injuries are still two or three weeks away from being close to a return.

He did say that a couple may be assessed in training on Friday, but he kept his cards close to his chest without revealing any names.

Ishmael Miller will be someone back involved in the matchday squad after serving the last of his three-match ban last Saturday.

Our visitors for this weekend picked up their first league win in eight games after they beat Crewe Alexandra 1-0 last week.

The Grecians have been in and around the top seven all season and with striker Jayden Stockley they carry a serious goal threat.

Exeter will be without Troy Brown, Hiram Boateng and Alex Hartridge who are long-term injuries as well as Luke Croll who picked up a knock of late.

The last time the sides met came back in January 2012 where the teams played out a 0-0 draw at Boundary Park.

Our last win over Exeter at Boundary Park was in 2009 as Latics triumphed 2-0 thanks to goals from Deane Smalley and Paul Heffernan.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 5/6 to beat Exeter City tomorrow with Sky Bet.

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

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Alternatively, supporters can follow the game with live updates on the club’s official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC.


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