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MATCH PREVIEW: Cheltenham Town vs. Oldham Athletic

18 April 2019

Oldham Athletic will be looking to extend a four-game unbeaten run when they take on Cheltenham Town tomorrow afternoon (3pm).

Latics come into the game after drawing 2-2 with Swindon Town last week with a route to the playoffs still mathematically possible.

Head Coach Pete Wild believes it’ll be a difficult task for Latics against tomorrow against a Cheltenham side who are in good form.

“You're going to see a completely different side that you saw at Boundary Park earlier in the season.” He said.

"Fair play to Michael [Duff] he's got them playing, he's got this 3-5-2 system that is really heavily based on possession-based football and getting the ball wide, so I think you're going to see a completely different game.

"They’ve been on a fantastic run, so they're a really good threat and probably if the season was a couple of months back, you'd say Cheltenham would be bumping themselves into the top-half.”

Wild confirmed that Zak Dearnley is still missing from the squad with a muscle issue and he joins Dan Gardner still on the treatment table.

Wild also said a couple of other players have knocks from that Swindon game, but he wouldn’t reveal who.

Cheltenham have been in fine form since the turn of the year and they boast an impressive home record.

They are unbeaten in eight at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium and have only lost one in their last 19 games at home.

Luke Varney will be available for Cheltenham after suffering concession against Exeter City.

Latics won the reverse fixture between the sides in October thanks to goals from Jonathan Benteke and Callum Lang.

Our last visit to the Robins resulted in a 1-1 draw in 2009 and you’d have to go back to 2006 for our last victory at Cheltenham.

Latics came out 1-2 winners that day thanks to goals from Paul Warne and Gary McDonald.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 13/8 to beat Cheltenham Town.

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

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Alternatively, supporters can follow the game with live updates on the club’s official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC.


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