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MATCH PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic vs. Macclesfield Town

18 October 2019

Oldham Athletic are back at Boundary Park and looking for a response when they take on Macclesfield Town in the Sky Bet League Two fixture tomorrow (3pm).

Latics come into the game after a disappointing showing at Mansfield Town, but Head Coach Dino Maamria is confident his side can bounce back.

"Macclesfield have started the season brilliantly. I know they favour a back three system and they're rigid with it. 

"They've not had many injuries to hamper them and they are definitely not the Macclesfield of last season. 

"They are solid, and they've got players who can really make a difference to a game. We will need to be at our absolute best on Saturday, and we need to bounce back in front of our own fans."

Maamria may have a few selection headaches for this fixture though.

Tomas Egert and Filipe Morais will both start their suspensions and Dylan Fage is ruled out due to the concussion protocol.

Zak Mills and Mohammed Maouche are both doubts and Johan Branger-Engone will be missing once again with a thigh injury.

However, Zeus de la Paz and Desire Segbe Azankpo both return after being on international duty.

New signing Chris McCann is available for selection.

The visitors Macclesfield come into the game having narrowly avoided relegation last season.

They currently sit 12th in the table, just four points off the playoffs after a decent opening quarter to their campaign.

However, they are going through their own transition period with Sol Campbell being replaced in the hotseat by Daryl McMahon.

They come to Boundary Park off the back of a 2-1 victory against Port Vale last weekend and on a three-game unbeaten run.

Last time the two sides met, the Silkmen ran out 2-1 winners at the Moss Rose stadium where Urko Vera grabbed the only goal for Latics from the spot.

However, last season’s game at Boundary Park finished 3-1 to Oldham thanks to goals from Sam Surridge, Johan Branger-Engone and Ishmael Miller.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 6/5 to beat Macclesfield 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.

The Fans Bar is once again open where you can buy pie, peas and gravy alongside a drink voucher (soft, Peroni or Budweiser) for just £5.

Other popular alcohol beverages are also available on draft.

And for the first time this season in the Main Stand, Donkeystone cask ale will be on sale.


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