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MATCH PREVIEW: Forest Green Rovers vs. Oldham Athletic

2 August 2019

The 2019/20 Sky Bet League Two season is around the corner as Oldham Athletic face a trip to Forest Green Rovers tomorrow afternoon (3pm).

Latics travel to the New Lawn in Laurent Banide’s first competitive game as Head Coach of the club with a brand-new squad.

13 signings have been made so far this summer and ahead of the trip to Forest Green, Banide was confident his side can get a result.

“I’m very excited for the start of the season. We’re building a team, it’s long work because a lot of the players weren’t here last season.” He said.

“It’s big work but step by step we will build the team, organisation and tactics, it’s an important job but it’s very exciting.

“We don’t just work for the result we also work for the possibility of the potential of the players and to see the work tactically, defensively and offensively.

“The result is important, but we work a lot to discover the potential of the players and the potential of our team defensively and offensively.”

Latics have an almost fully fit squad for tomorrow’s game with the exception of Tomas Egert who is still recovering from an ACL injury and Marvin Kokos is a doubt with a knock.

Forest Green will be without former Latics player Carl Winchester as he is suspended for the game and Liam Sheppard will also be missing with an injury.

Oldham have only faced Forest Green twice in history with both matches last season ending in draws.

The contest at the New Lawn finished 1-1 with Dan Gardner scoring from the penalty spot to rescue a point for Latics.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 5/2 to beat Forest Green 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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