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MATCH PREVIEW: Crawley Town vs. Oldham Athletic

8 February 2019

Oldham Athletic are back in action and back on the road as they take on Crawley Town in the Sky Bet League Two fixture tomorrow (3pm).

With results not going Latics’ way in recent weeks, caretaker manager Pete Wild believes Latics need to get back to basics in order to start climbing the table once again.

"The feeling is one of we must improve, and we must get back to firstly, winning ways and then when we do that hopefully we can start climbing the table again.” He said.

“I think we can disregard the play-offs at this moment, and that's not me saying we can disregard it completely, I think we've got to start doing is putting some points on the board before we talk about that again.

"Like I've said, on many occasions League Two is an unforgiving league and what you've got to do is not get too low when things are not going your way and not get carried away when things are going your way.”

Wild will have a fully fit squad to choose from with the exception of new loan signing Oladapo Afolayan who will join up with the squad next week.

Our opponents Crawley currently sit below Latics in the table, but they have won more league games this campaign.

After the departure of Harry Kewell earlier in the season, Gabriele Cioffi has been the man in charge with tomorrow being a game both sides could do with winning.

Crawley’s only injury concern is Jimmy Smith who has actually been out with a problem he picked up at Boundary Park in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

In that reverse fixture, Latics ran out 2-1 winners after a late goal from Sam Surridge secured the three points after Gevaro Nepomuceno’s opener was cancelled out.

Latics haven’t won in their three visits to Crawley in the past and our only point came in October 2012 in a 1-1 draw.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 5/4 to beat Crawley Town.

There will be a familiar voice returning to iFollow Latics as Sam Rosbottom will be alongside Roy Butterworth on commentary 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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