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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Colchester United

30 August 2019

Oldham Athletic are back at Boundary Park as they host Colchester United in the Sky Bet League Two fixture tomorrow (3pm).

Latics go into the game looking to build on a positive week of results, as they earned a credible draw against Exeter City and then followed up with their first league victory of the season at Cambridge United on Saturday.

Head Coach Laurent Banide reflected on the win against Cambridge and stated the importance of building on that result ahead of Colchester.

“The result is important for the spirit and it’s important for when we work and it gives us more optimism, but a result is a result and the game is a game.” He said.

“We have work to do because we played well, we worked and we try, but we must play better if we want to have more positive results.”

Centre-back Tomas Egert is still a few weeks away from full match sharpness, whilst forward Marvin Kokos remains side-lined with an injury.

After a slow start to the season, The U’s also picked up their first three points of the campaign on Saturday, with a narrow 1-0 victory over Northampton Town.

Whilst Colchester stunned Premier League Crystal Palace in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

After holding The Eagles to a goalless draw in normal time, 18-year-old academy graduate Noah Chilvers scored the decisive spot-kick to send the side through to the next round, where they will now host Tottenham Hotspur.

Midfielder Harry Pell is out with an achilles injury whilst Tom Lapsile remains side-lined with a quad muscle injury.

Defensive duo Omar Sowumni and Cohen Bramhall are also out with injuries.

Last season, the clubs played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Boundary Park, with Latics netting two last gasp goals to come from behind and secure a point

Latics' last home victory against The U’s came in March 2006, as Richard Butcher scored a late winner to seal a 1-0 result.

Oldham are priced at 19/10 to beat Colchester tomorrow.

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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