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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Lincoln City

27 November 2018

Oldham Athletic are back at Boundary Park tonight as they take on league leaders Lincoln City tonight in the Sky Bet League Two fixture (7:45pm).

Frankie Bunn’s men are currently on a run of four games unbeaten after drawing against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday in a feisty encounter.

Bunn believes that it will be a tough test for his team tonight, but he says his players are up for the task against the best team in the league at the minute.

“At the minute Lincoln are the best and it'll be a tough game like they all are, every game has its challenges.” He said.

“We're getting there though, and the results have suggested that, but I'd like to get back to keeping clean sheets and scoring more goals.

“Lincoln are the benchmark at the minute, they're a good, strong powerful team, they're well organised and they will be a tough opposition, but the players want to play against the best which Lincoln are at the minute.”

Bunn says his squad have recovered well from Saturday’s game, but after such an intense contest he may want to freshen up his team tonight.

On the injury front, the quartet of Jose Baxter, Zeus De La Paz, Jonathan Benteke and Ousmane Fane are all still out.

Lincoln themselves are on a run of four game unbeaten in all competitions, however they did lose to Wolverhampton Wanderers on penalties in the Checkatrade Trophy during that run.

The Imps have had a dip in form in the league over the past month, but they returned to the top of the league on Saturday, despite conceding a late equaliser in the home draw with Mansfield Town.

Lincoln could be without Captain Lee Frecklington who has been struggling with an injury he picked up last month in a win against Port Vale.

Latics could potentially come up against some familiar faces with defenders Neal Eardley and James Wilson making a return to Boundary Park.

The teams last met in December 2016 in an Emirates FA Cup First Round tie which Lincoln ran out 3-2 winners despite goals from Peter Clarke and Billy McKay for Latics.

However, the last time they met in the league at Boundary Park was back in February 1999 where Latics triumphed with a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Stuart Thom and Paul Mardon.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 13/8 to beat Lincoln City tonight.

Please note that the business suite will not be open for supporters for tonight’s game.

Legendary commentator John Helm will be joining Mike Leyland and Roy Butterworth on iFollow Latics for supporters who cannot make the game.

Oldham Athletic supporters in the UK will be able to watch this evening’s match live for £10 via iFollow Latics.

To purchase a match pass for tonight’s match, click here.

Alternatively, you can follow live updates on the club’s official Twitter page: @OfficialOAFC.


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