As part of the 125 year celebrations, the new videocast called ‘A Trip Down Sheepfoot Lane’ continues.
In the third episode, Matchday Press Officer Roy Butterworth talks to another three guests in the form of Iain Dowie, Paul Murray and Martin Ogden about their time together in the early 2000s.
Iain Dowie originally became the assistant manager of the club in 2002 after retiring from playing the game but entered the hot seat shortly after his arrival. Dowie led Latics into the Second Division play-offs in the 2002/03 season with a squad that included the talents of David Eyres, John Sheridan, Fitz Hall and Les Pogliacomi. Despite it only being a short spell at the club, the 55-year-old had a big impact and saw an upturn in form on the pitch before continuing his managerial career elsewhere.
Currently in charge of the Academy back at Latics, Paul Murray became a fans’ favourite at Boundary Park after he spent three-and-a-half years as a player with the club, making 105 appearances and scoring 15 goals. Murray has also had spells as a first-team coach under Lee Johnson's reign and played for Dowie during his time up north.
Whilst, Martin Ogden served Oldham Athletic for 23 years behind the scenes, he was part of the Joe Royle era initially looking after the changing room before becoming kit manager under Iain Dowie.