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MATCH PREVIEW: Exeter City vs. Oldham Athletic

26 April 2019

Oldham Athletic travel to Exeter City looking to make it seven unbeaten and keep their playoff dream alive at St James’ Park (3pm).

Latics currently sit four points behind 7th placed Exeter and with a game in hand meaning this will be a crunch game come Saturday.

Head Coach Pete Wild is aware of the importance of this fixture and says his side are looking forward to the challenge.

"There's no getting away from that now, it is a crunch game but again we've got to go into it with the right mentality that it's just Exeter.” He said.

"We need to make sure we deal with Exeter and their threats and we've worked on their threats and make sure we're ready come Saturday to give the best account of ourselves."

Wild’s press conference was done before the players took to the training pitch, but he says he should have been expecting a few players back in training.

Those players in question where Jose Baxter, Johan Branger-Engone and Zak Dearnley, but Dan Gardner still remains a long-term absentee.

Exeter currently occupy that last playoff spot, but their form has been patchy in recent weeks with just one win in five.

They will be without Troy Brown who is injured for Saturday’s match, while Randell Williams and Pierce Sweeney will face late fitness tests.

They will also be without Jayden Stockley, who scored a hattrick in the reverse fixture at Boundary Park after he moved to Preston North End in January.

Latics haven’t won at Exeter since 1992 where they came out with a 0-1 victory in the League Cup.

Oldham are priced at 23/10 to beat Exeter City tomorrow.

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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