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MATCH PREVIEW: Port Vale vs. Oldham Athletic

25 October 2019

Oldham Athletic are back on the road as they travel to Port Vale tomorrow in the Sky Bet League Two fixture (3pm).

Latics come into the game on the back of a positive result in midweek against a side who also grabbed an important victory with a last minute winner at Bradford on Tuesday evening.

Head Coach Dino Maamria knows it's going to be even tougher now but is confident his side can step up to the challenge.

"They're a decent team Port Vale, they've got some good players, they've got a big pitch, big stadium and their fans will be behind them as they have a very good home record.

"It's definitely not going to be an easy game but the big pitch will suit our players and if we produce the performance like we did on Tuesday night I'm confident we'll get a positive result."

Latics will be without several first team players again through injury.

Mohammed Maouche and Mohamad Sylla return from their suspensions but are doubtful with knocks whilst Tomas Egert serves his last of his three-match ban with Zak Mills and Johan Branger-Engone also still on the treatment table.

After impressing and making their debuts it is expected that Lewis McKinney, Reece Gaskell and Zak Emmerson will still be a part of the travelling squad.

Under new ownership during the summer, Port Vale have come on leaps and bounds since last season and currently sit 10th in the table, three points off the play-off places - losing only once in their last seven and are still unbeaten at home in the league.

Suffering their own injuries woes John Askey has now a full strength squad to pick from for the clash including top scorer and Oldham-born striker Richard Bennett.

The last time the sides met at Vale Park was in December 2018 where Latics secured an emphatic 4-1 win.

Oldham Athletic are priced at 13/5 to beat Port Vale tomorrow afternoon.

Dom Shaw 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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