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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Newport County AFC

7 September 2018

Oldham Athletic will look to make it three wins on the bounce in the Sky Bet League Two as second place Newport County AFC visit Boundary Park tomorrow afternoon (3pm).

Latics can leapfrog their Welsh opponents with a win and Manager Frankie Bunn is expecting a tough game from a side who will approach the game differently to previous teams.

“It's just another game to us, we treat each game as it come, but there will be a slightly different approach in terms of their formation.” He said.

“They tend to play three or five at the back, so we'll have a look at that and try to figure out some strengths and weaknesses to play against that.”

Bunn also faces a selection headache after some good performances midweek from his team from Tuesday night, especially up front after the way in which Sam Surridge and Callum Lang linked up.

Latics will be without Daniel Iversen and Gevaro Nepomuceno who are both away on International duty.

Latics also have an injury quartet unavailable of Giles Coke, Ishmael Miller, Cameron Dummigan and Jordan Lyden as this Saturday’s game comes too soon for them.

Newport have started the season in excellent form, after losing their opening game of the campaign, they have gone five games unbeaten in the league including three wins in a row.

The visitors have their own selection worries as Mark Harris is away on International duty and Antoine Semenyo has been ruled out with concussion he picked up during their Carabao Cup exit to Oxford United.

Padraig Amond will be the main goal threat for the visitors on Saturday afternoon, having contributed to five goals this season with three himself and two assists.

The teams haven’t faced eachother since 1981, which was in a League Cup tie and finished 0-0 at Newport’s old ground Somerton Park.

The last time the teams met in the league was back in 1970 and Latics came out 4-0 winners on that occasion at Boundary Park.

Oldham are priced at 13/10 to claim the three points against Newport.

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

Supporters can watch the game for £10 with a matchpass.

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