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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Cambridge United

16 November 2018

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

Latics have had to endure a series of long journeys which included trips to Northampton Town, Stevenage, Notts County and Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Manager Frankie Bunn feels his side have been wasteful in front of goal in recent weeks which is something he hopes can change over the next few games, starting with Cambridge.

“The players have to now make the right decisions and execute those chances when they come, as soon they go across that white line, I can't make those decisions for them, it's what they see and how they do that.” He commented.

“Technically they're all good players and the chances come in the moment, so they've got to start making the most of those moments.”

Bunn also confirmed that Jose Baxter will be out for between six-eight weeks with ligament damage he sustained in Monday’s win.

Baxter joins Ousmane Fane and Zeus De La Paz as the long-term injury absentees and Jonathan Benteke remains a doubt.

Latics will also be without duo Daniel Iversen and Gevaro Nepomuceno who are away on International Duty.

However, Oldham brought in West Brom goalkeeper Alex Palmer on an emergency loan and Sam Surridge was back in training today, so he could be in contention for tomorrow’s game.

Giles Coke returned to the bench on Monday night and could feature for the first time since he played in 3-1 win over Macclesfield Town back in August.

The visitors have had an upsurge in form in the league as they have their last three games in an unbeaten league run of four to ease relegation worries.

The U’s sit three points behind Latics ahead of Saturday’s game, but they did face a shock upset in the Emirates FA Cup after losing 4-3 to non-league Guiseley last Saturday.

However, they bounced back with a win over Colchester United in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night.

Cambridge will be without striker Barry Corr who is out with an injury.

The last time the teams faced each other was back in 2002 in a 2-2 draw at Boundary Park with Dean Holden grabbing a brace for Latics, which included a late equaliser.

Latics last beat Cambridge back in April 2000 thanks to an Andy Holt goal in a 1-0 win.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 17/20 to beat Cambridge United.

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

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