Striker Eoin Doyle is hoping to celebrate St. Patricks Day with three points against Portsmouth tomorrow.
The Irishman is aiming to replicate his performance in the reverse fixture at Fratton Park which saw Latics come away with a 1-2 win with Doyle scoring both of the goals.
“It would be nice to get three points at home and do the double over them for the season,” the 30-year-old said.
“It’s a big game for us and for them so I’m sure it’ll be an exciting match and hopefully we come out with something.
“With the run we are on the place is buzzing and we can’t wait to get out there.”
Doyle has recently returned from a blood clot which ruled him out for two months.
He has marked his comeback with a goal and an assist in just over 70 minutes of football.
“I’m glad to be back involved and hopefully I can start getting more minutes now and try to get the odd goal or two and contribute going forward,” he added.
“Richie Wellens was worried that I might get a bit injured if he threw me straight back in but he’s really looking after me and it seems to be working out so far.
“Hopefully I can start a few games very soon and hopefully we get up the table.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be back here, it was a tough time out but now I’m buzzing to be back.”
Doyle is currently Latics’ top goalscorer with 15 in all competitions, despite not scoring last weekend against Bury he has praised the fans for their support.
“I thought the wigs were more like Ben Pringle than me but the fans have been great with me since I first walked through the door and when I came back it’s been nothing but good so I’m really enjoying it.”
Oldham Athletic host Portsmouth tomorrow, Saturday, March 17 at SportsDirect.com Park, 3pm kick off.