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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Cheltenham Town

4 October 2019

Oldham Athletic are back at Boundary Park tomorrow as they take on third placed Cheltenham Town in the Sky Bet League Two fixture (3pm).

Latics come into the game off the back of a defeat away at Carlisle United last weekend with Head Coach Dino Maamria looking for a swift response.

Maamria believes his side must be at their best when they take on Cheltenham tomorrow.

“We've got to be at our best, Cheltenham have been together for a while now as a squad.” He said.

“They play a certain way and it's been pretty much the same starting XI each week and they've kicked on and look really strong.

“They've had some terrific results and they have threats going forward there's no doubting that, but they have weaknesses as well.

“What we'll try to do is exploit those weaknesses and it's a home game, in front of our fans on a great surface, so we'll try to do what we do best which is dominate the ball and cause them trouble in the areas they're weak in.

“It's a game that we're looking forward to, but we have to be a lot better than last weekend, a better performance and then the result will look after itself.”

Latics will most likely be without goalkeeper Gary Woods who is feeling the effects of a groin strain.

Tomas Egert played his first bit of football in the behind closed doors fixture with Burnley on Tuesday and Marvin Kokos is back in training.

The Robins come into the fixture in fine form on a five-game unbeaten run which includes four wins.

They are the top scorers in the division and are just one point off top spot.

Josh Debayo, Chris Hussey and Reuben Reid will be unavailable due to injury with William Boyle and Rohan Ince doubts.

Last time the sides met they played out a 0-0 draw at Cheltenham on a sunny day in April.

However, the meeting at Boundary Park was a 2-0 victory for Latics with goals Jonathan Benteke and Callum Lang.

Please note that the Fans Bar (O2 Suite) will be serving hot food for supporters tomorrow.

On the menu is pie, peas and gravy which is priced at £5 from 12:30pm, on a first come, first served basis courtesy of Hot Plate Catering Oldham.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 7/5 to beat Cheltenham Town 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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