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MATCH PREVIEW: Blackburn Rovers vs. Oldham Athletic

9 February 2018

Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW: Blackburn Rovers vs. Oldham Athletic

9 February 2018

Oldham Athletic travel to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers tomorrow afternoon (3pm kick off).

Latics head into the game with confidence after winning their first league game in 2018.

A wonder strike from Cameron Dummigan in the 12th minute and a late header from Aaron Amadi-Holloway sealed a 2-1 win over Bradford City.

Athletic still sit in the relegation places but they know a win tomorrow could potentially take them out of them.

Blackburn come into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle last week.

That halted their 18-game unbeaten run in the league which saw them rise up the league.

They currently sit third in Sky Bet League One and they have picked up 59 points from 30 games.

Speaking ahead of the game, Wellens said: When you go to a team like Blackburn Rovers you don’t need a team talk because the facilities and the surroundings do that for you,” he said.

“Tony Mowbray is a fantastic manager and someone that I respect a lot and look up to.

“I think he’s made some really good signings in January to try and push the club up to get automatic promotion.

“We’ll pass the ball, what we don’t want is if they play 4-4-2 their fullbacks go really high, the wingers come in and they create big overloads in midfield.

“We don’t want to be open for them to pass it through us.

“I went to watch them against Walsall and it could have been 10, they cut through them at will.

“We’ll go about our game plan and try and get a positive result out of the game.”

Sky Bet have listed Athletic as underdogs for tomorrow’s game at 9/2 whilst the hosts are 3/5.

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