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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Forest Green Rovers

11 January 2019

Oldham Athletic are back at Boundary Park tomorrow as they take on Forest Green Rovers in the Sky Bet League Two fixture.

Latics come into the game off the back of a superb win over Premier League side Fulham in the Emirates FA Cup third round.

The side have also won their last two league fixtures, but caretaker Manager Pete Wild believes this will be his toughest test so far.

“I think it's the most difficult match because we're up against teams at the top of our own division.

“They'll come here on the back of a decent run of form and if we're not careful they're a team we can come a cropper against.

“We've got to really show we've prepared thoroughly because they're the games you can come unstuck in.”

There will be some changes to the Latics squad tomorrow following return of Sam Surridge, Jordan Lyden and Sam Graham to their parent clubs.

Latics will still be without the injured Dan Gardner and Jonathan Benteke, but Jose Baxter was named on the bench last week and he’s had another full week of training to get ready.

Mohamad Sylla will also be in contention after signing prior to the Fulham match.

Our opponents Forest Green were hitting headlines off the pitch following a dispute with Bolton Wanderers over Christian Doidge.

Doidge scored four league goals before leaving on loan to Bolton but following several issues he is back in the fold at Forest Green and will be a major threat in the side.

New signings Shawn McCoulsky and Nathan McGinley will be available for Mark Cooper’s side; however, McGinley has already been on loan at the club from the start of the season.

Forest Green are currently sat sixth in the table having won four of their last five games and drawing the other.

The teams have only ever faced each other once which was the second game of the season.

That contest finished 1-1 with a Dan Gardner penalty cancelling out a Reuben Reid opener.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 13/10 beat Forest Green Rovers.

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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