Oldham Athletic are back in action at Boundary Park as Paul Scholes takes charge for the very first time against Yeovil Town (7:45pm).
Latics take on a Yeovil team struggling just above the relegation zone and the new manager couldn’t hold back the excitement ahead of his first game.
“I couldn’t be any happier at the minute, there’s been three or four times in the last five or six years where it could have happened, I’ve not been quite ready, but I feel the time is right to give it a go & we can be successful together.” He said.
“I want my team to be focused on winning, I know it’s not going to happen every week.
“I go into every game expecting to win, I go into every game expecting to be entertained and I’ll be thinking of scoring goals.”
Scholes will be taking charge of a team that come into the game off the back of a 0-3 win at Crawley Town at the weekend.
He will have a fully fit squad to choose from with the exception of long-term absentees Dan Gardner and Ousmane Fane.
After a bright start to life this season, The Glovers have found themselves struggling at the wrong end just two points above the drop zone after a four-game losing streak.
They will be without the suspended duo Craig Alcock who'll serve his one-match ban and Tom James who'll sit out the second of a four-game suspension.
Joining the duo on the sidelines will be Omar Sowunmi (ankle), Sessi D'Almeida (shoulder) and Josh Grant (ankle).
Yeovil manager Darren Way will also be in stands as he serves a touchline ban.
When the sides met in the reverse fixture back in August the game finished 0-0.
Latics haven’t actually beat Yeovil since April 2013 in a 1-0 win at Boundary Park thanks to a goal from Matt Smith.
Oldham Athletic are priced at 7/10 to beat Yeovil Town tonight.
Mike Leyland and Roy Butterworth on iFollow Latics for supporters who cannot make the game.
Oldham Athletic supporters in the UK will be able to watch this evening’s match live for £10 via iFollow Latics.