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Match preview: Oldham Athletic (H)

15 April 2016

Key details ahead of Saturday's game at Highbury

Fleetwood Town return to Highbury Stadium on Saturday afternoon when the Cod Army entertain Oldham Athletic on the Fylde Coast.

Steven Pressley’s side head into the match off the back of a 2-2 draw which they picked up at Southend United last weekend.

Having initially taken the lead courtesy of Bobby Grant’s superb long-range effort after 53 minutes, Town fell behind Adam Barrett and Jack Payne found the net.

Town levelled in the 90th minute though as Conor McLaughlin met Amari’I Bell’s cross to power a header past Daniel Bentley.

Elsewhere, Saturday’s visitors, who are a point and place above Fleetwood, succumbed to defeat at Barnsley at Oakwell on Tuesday.

Sam Winnall’s brace either side of Curtis Main equaliser for the Latics, earned Barnsley three points.

Team News

Shola Ameobi remains a doubt for the visit of Oldham, while Danny Andrew and Bob Harris are both on the treatment table as they recover from their respective injuries.

One to watch

Central midfielder Liam Kelly will be the one to watch for John Sheridan’s side come 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

The 26-year-old Milton Keynes native started his career at the MK Dons, leaving the club’s academy in 2008.

A move north of the border for Kelly materialised a year after his departure from the Buckinghamshire side, when Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock acquired his services.

The prolonged spell at Rugby Park proved to be a positive learning curve for the player, who made 100 appearances during the four-year stay at Killie.

A highlight of his time at Kilmarnock was achieving a Scottish League Cup winners’ medal in the 2011/12 season.

In January 2013, Kelly swapped Scotland for the South West of England, with Bristol City confirming his signing on an undisclosed fee.

Kelly’s time at Ashton Gate was overshadowed by a cruciate ligament injury that he sustained in the pre-season after his arrival.

In 18 months at the Robins, he appeared 21 times, before signing for Oldham Athletic in July 2014, as part of a player exchange deal for Korey Smith.

Since his move to Boundary Park, the one-time Scotland international has made 73 appearances, netting six times. Kelly is also the club captain at the Latics.

This term, he has made 39 appearances, and leads the way in the Oldham goal scoring charts with the five goals to his name.

What’s on?

Jim’s Sports Bar will be open for Fleetwood Town fans only on Saturday afternoon.

If you fancy a bite to eat before the match, then Red and Whites Café is the place for you! Serving home-made dishes.

Tickets for the Fleetwood Town lottery, 50/50, will be on sale and it costs just £1 to enter. You could win a handsome cash prize!

Listen Live

If you can’t make it to Highbury, Cod Army Player HD will provide full-match commentary.

To sign up, click here

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