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Match preview: Oldham Athletic (a)

7 April 2017

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Fleetwood Town travel to Oldham Athletic on Saturday afternoon hoping to build on Wednesday evening’s success at Oxford United.  

Previous meeting

Town hosted Oldham in their final match of 2016 at Highbury Stadium on New Year’s Eve.

Josh Law turned Devante Cole’s low cross into his own net in the first minute of second half stoppage time to secure all three points for Uwe Rosler’s side.

Last match

Oldham Athletic travelled to top six contenders Southend United last Saturday but returned home with nothing to show for their efforts after a 3-0 loss.

Despite being down to ten men, Southend scored three late goals in the form of Nile Ranger, Theo Robinson and Anthony Wordsworth to secure the points.

It’s a quick turnaround for Uwe Rosler’s side who played last on Wednesday night at Oxford United. The Cod Army controlled the game from the start and were deserving 3-1 winners at Kassam Stadium.

Bobby Grant, Ashley Eastham and David Ball got the goals for Town who remained third in Sky Bet League One.

Opposition view

Oldham manager John Sheridan spoke to the press before Saturday match.

“We’re at home and we’ve been strong since I came back in. The lads have done really well at home and hopefully that’ll continue.

“For them [Fleetwood Town] to be where they are – still on the tails of Bolton – he’s [Uwe Rosler] done an excellent job.

“Our home record is not relegation material. I’m expecting us to win the game.” 

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