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MATCH PREVIEW: Doncaster Rovers vs. Oldham Athletic

25 January 2019

Oldham Athletic are back in Emirates FA Cup action as they take on Sky Bet League One side Doncaster Rovers in the fourth round of the competition tomorrow (3pm).

Latics come into the fourth round after knocking out Premier League side Fulham in the previous round, where as Doncaster beat Preston North End.

Caretaker manager Pete Wild believes that both he and his squad owe the Latics fans for last week’s disappointing performance at Macclesfield Town.

“I revisited the game on Monday on the training ground and I told them that my thoughts hadn't changed.” He commented.

“I thought we let everybody down, ourselves down and it was up to us all to put it right this week which is something I feel we've done.

“Actions speak louder than words and we'll see the true test on Saturday.”

Wild confirmed that he has a fully fit squad to choose from, except the long-term absentees Dan Gardner and Ousmane Fane.

Chris O’Grady will return to the squad tomorrow and Jonathan Benteke was back in training after an ankle problem.

Mohamed Maouche will be missing through suspension.

As for our hosts this weekend, they are going along nicely in their division as they currently sit in 7th place.

Doncaster have bolstered their squad this week with the signing of centre-back Paul Downing from Blackburn Rovers who will probably replace the suspended Andy Butler.

Doncaster haven’t made it to the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup since the 1955/56 season.

The last time the two sides met was last season at Boundary Park in April where the teams played out a 0-0 draw.

The last time the sides met in the Emirates FA Cup was back in November 2016 where Latics ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Ryan Flynn and Billy McKay.

Latics haven’t won at the Keepmoat Stadium since 2014 in a 0-2 victory in which Jonson Clarke-Harris and Jonathan Forte where on the scoresheet.

The players will be wearing black armbands tomorrow and there will be a minute’s silence before the game in mark of respect to striker Emiliano Sala and pilot Dave Ibbotson.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 19/5 to beat Doncaster Rovers tomorrow.

Mike Leyland and Roy Butterworth will be on commentary on iFollow Latics for supporters who cannot make the game.

To subscribe to the iFollow Latics click this link.

Alternatively, supporters can follow the game with live updates on the club’s official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC.


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