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MATCH PREVIEW: Macclesfield Town vs. Oldham Athletic

18 January 2019

Oldham Athletic are back on the road as they take on Macclesfield Town at the Moss Rose tomorrow afternoon.

Latics currently sit in 11th place in the table just five points off the playoffs as they take on a Macclesfield side who currently occupy one of the bottom two places.

However, caretaker manager Pete Wild believes that position in the table gives a false representation of the club as he is expecting a tough test on Saturday.

““The one thing I will say about Macclesfield is that they don't play like a team second bottom of the league.” He said.

“They've been very games we've watched of them in recent times and the results show that in the last three games.

“It'll be a really tough test, they're a team who are really organised and they'll look to make it difficult on their own meadow.”

Latics will still be without the injured Jonathan Benteke as well as striker Chris O’Grady who has been struggling with a knock in recent weeks.

However, the club have strengthened the squad by adding former La Liga striker Urko Vera and French defender Sonhy Sefil who will be available for the game with Macclesfield.

Wild also said that Cameron Dummigan was back in training, but a late decision will be made on whether he will be part of the matchday squad.

As for the Silkmen, the appointment of Sol Campbell has helped the club climb off the bottom of the table and just three points adrift from safety.

Macclesfield have strengthened themselves this week as defender Nathan Cameron signed a contract extension until the end of the season.

Midfielder Reece Cole has also signed for the club on loan from Brentford until the end of the campaign.

Campbell has also boosted his backroom staff with the addition of former Premier League winner Andy Cole.

In the reverse fixture earlier in the season, Latics ran out 3-1 winners at Boundary Park thanks to goals from Sam Surridge, Johan Branger-Engone and Ishmael Miller.

Latics have only ever visited the Moss Rose once before in their history which was a 1-0 defeat in 1999.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 11/10 to beat Macclesfield Town.

Sam Rosbottom 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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