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MATCH PREVIEW: Newport County vs. Oldham Athletic

30 April 2019

Oldham Athletic are back on the road as they take on Newport County tonight in the Sky Bet League Two fixture.

Latics’ slim chances of reaching the playoffs were ended at Exeter City on Saturday, but Head Coach Pete Wild has asked his players to remain professional in the final two games.

"I asked the players to remain professional and to make sure we give the fans what we couldn't give them Saturday, and also make sure we finish the season strongly and that the travelling support at Newport gets their money’s worth.” He said.

"Northampton is the same, so the messages are we remain professional and we make sure we finish strongly."

Latics have no fresh injury concerns from the loss at Exeter with Daniel Iversen part of the travelling squad, but a late decision will be made whether he features.

Dan Gardner is still a long-term absentee whilst Zak Dearnley is still a doubt with a muscular injury.

Our opponents Newport could move into the playoff positions with a win tonight as they just sit two points behind 7th place.

They are currently unbeaten in their last nine games and have only conceded two goals at home since the turn of the year.

In the reverse fixture between the sides Newport ran out 0-1 winners at Boundary Park back in September.

Latics haven’t visited Rodney Parade before and haven't been to Newport since 1981 which finished 0-0 in the second leg of a League Cup tie.

Last time Oldham actually won a game at Newport came 11 years earlier where they recorded a 1-4 victory in September 1970.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 3/1 to beat Newport County tonight.

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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