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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Mansfield Town

22 April 2019

Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Mansfield Town

22 April 2019

Oldham Athletic are back at Boundary Park for the Easter Monday game with Mansfield Town (3pm).

Latics come into the fixture on a five-game unbeaten run, but they have drawn their last two with Swindon Town and Cheltenham Town.

Head Coach Pete Wild is expecting another tough test when Mansfield visit Boundary Park.

"It's another tough game for us, I know they've won by four before playing us this weekend and for me are one of the best sides, if not the best side in the league.” He said.

"They play a similar way to Cheltenham so that'll be pleasing that we can sort of hopefully tweak and check things for Monday."

Latics will be without Dan Gardner and Zak Dearnley who are still both on the treatment table.

Johan Branger-Engone is a doubt after missing the Cheltenham game as well as Jose Baxter who came off at half time with an injury on Good Friday.

Mansfield come into the game sat in second place and in strong contention for automatic promotion.

They beat Morecambe on Good Friday 4-0 thanks to goals from Jacob Mellis, Krystian Pearce, CJ Hamilton and Mal Benning.

The Stags will be without forwards Craig Davies, Nicky Ajose and Jordan Graham for the match.

Long-term absentees Bobby Olejnik and Hayden White will also miss out.

The teams played out a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

Latics last beat Mansfield back in 2015 in an FA Cup First Round Replay at Boundary Park in a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Danny Philliskirk and Dominic Poleon.

Mike Leyland 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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