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MATCH PREVIEW: Northampton Town vs. Oldham Athletic

26 October 2018

Oldham Athletic are back in action when they travel to the PTS Academy Stadium to take on Northampton Town tomorrow afternoon (3pm).

Frankie Bunn’s men will be looking for back-to-back wins after picking up the three points against Cheltenham Town on Tuesday.

Northampton have had a change in results since Keith Curle took over as manager, but Bunn believes his side will overcome The Cobblers on Saturday.

“It looks like he's (Curle) made a good start, I'm not sure how many games he's been there, but there has certainly been an upsurge in results.” He commented.

“Looking at their game at Macclesfield they seem quite attacking with a few options, we're having a look at their strengths and weaknesses, so we'll look to stop them playing to their strengths.”

Bunn gave an injury update confirming that Mohamed Maouche and Andy Taylor were both back in training and in contention.

Sam Surridge, Zeus De La Paz, Giles Coke and Ousmane Fane are all still out injured whilst Jordan Lyden is a doubt for Saturday.

The hosts come into the game off the back of thumping Macclesfield Town 0-5 at the Moss Rose stadium.

Matt Crooks grabbed himself a hat-trick in that game, he will be the main threat for Latics to look out for on Saturday.

Northampton currently sit in 18th place, five points behind Latics, but since Curle took over they have lost just once in five games.

Junior Morias, Ash Taylor, Shay Facey, Leon Barnett and Dean Bowditch have all been injured in recent weeks, but there is no confirmation whether any of them will play or not.

The two teams last faced each other on the final day of last season in a 2-2 draw where academy products George Edmundson and Tom Hamer where both on the scoresheet.

Latics are actually unbeaten in their last six meetings against Northampton and their last win at the PTS Academy Stadium came in February 2017.

Oldham ran out 1-2 winners on that day thanks to a last-minute winner from Lee Erwin with Tope Obadeyi also on the scoresheet.

Oldham are priced at 2/1 to claim the three points against Northampton Town.

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