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MATCH PREVIEW: Port Vale vs. Oldham Athletic

28 December 2018

Oldham Athletic travel to Port Vale tomorrow looking for a reaction to the Boxing Day defeat to Carlisle United.

Latics have also parted company with manager Frankie Bunn with Interim Academy Manager Pete Wild taking the reins on a caretaker basis for the trip to Vale Park.

Wild says he is looking forward to the opportunity, but he excepts the team to show a reaction to their previous game.

“I think it's quite clear where the side is at over the past couple of games, we've unfortunately had two defeats, one being a heavy one.” He commented.

“But before that we were on a good run of form and we were seven points off the playoffs and we've got to think like that.

“We're still in the top half of the table and things can change in football quickly.

“The main thing is we get a reaction tomorrow as staff, players and fans, we've all got to get a reaction tomorrow for the good of the club.”

Latics currently sit 12th in the table, seven points off the playoff positions as they look to close that gap once again.

Wild is expected to have the same squad that travelled to Carlisle with some players still not close enough to return from injury.

However, he did say that some of the players that played on Boxing Day may need assessing in the morning.

Last time the sides met was earlier in the season as Port Vale ran out 0-1 winners at Boundary Park thanks to a Tom Pope penalty.

Port Vale will be without defender Connell Rawlinson who is out with an injury.

Last time Latics won at Vale Park in March 2015 in a 0-1 victory thanks to a goal from Mike Jones.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 13/10 to beat Port Vale.

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