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PREVIEW: Town V Oldham Athletic

17 February 2017

There will be a huge three points at stake when Town host Oldham Athletic at The County Ground on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off).


Both sides are battling to move away from the bottom of the table and the Reds will be desperate to pick up a win after losing 2-1 to Northampton Town in midweek.


Oldham, on the other hand, were able to celebrate a victory on Tuesday evening having secured an impressive 1-0 success at home to Charlton Athletic.


Classy efforts from Jon Obika and Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill were enough to claim the spoils for the Robins when they made the trip to Boundary Park in September 2016 in the last meeting between the two sides.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Oldham have locked horns on 54 occasions in all competitions and the Latics are able to boast the better head-to-head record with 22 wins to their name, compared to the Reds’ 19.


FULL RECORD V OLDHAM ATHLETIC:


P54 W19 D13 L22 F80 A77


TICKET NEWS:


while tickets will also be available to buy on the day.https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown/Town fans can purchase tickets for tomorrow’s game online at


Tomorrow’s fixture is also our ‘Kid For A Quid’ fixture and all children under the age of 18 will be able to watch their heroes for just £1, although kids wishing to go in the Town End will need to be accompanied by an adult.


TICKET PRICES:


Side Stands/Fast Plant Town End:


FREE/FREEU11 with Junior Red –

FREE/FREEU18 –

£18/£14Student/O65 -

£23/18Adult -


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


TOWN - WLLLLL


OLDHAM ATHLETIC - WLWLWW


TOP SCORERS:


TOWN - Luke Norris (5)


OLDHAM ATHLETIC - Peter Clarke (5)


TEAM NEWS:


TOWN - Brad Barry could well be in contention for the Reds tomorrow after recovering from an ankle problem.


Town are nearing a clean bill of health with Ellis Iandolo back in training, although they will be without the in-form Raphael Rossi-Branco who is suspended for the next two games after picking up his tenth booking of the season during the defeat to Northampton Town on Tuesday night.


However, on-loan Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Rohan Ince is available for selection again following the successful conclusion of his court case.


Jamie Sendles-White is progressing well on his long road to recovery while both Luke Norris and Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill shook off knocks to feature against the Cobblers in midweek.


OLDHAM ATHLETIC - The Latics will be without experienced defender Anthony Gerrard for the next two games due to suspension, although striker Aaron Holloway is fit again after recovering from injury.


Charles Dunne (pelvic) and Cameron Dummigan (hamstring) will both miss out, while centre-back George Edmundson is a doubt with a foot injury.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Luke Williams, Town Head Coach: “John Sheridan is a fantastic manager and he always gets the best out of this group. He will make sure that first and foremost they defend because, at the moment, if they come here and get a draw then that would be good for them.


“Without any shadow of a doubt he’ll have a strategy to try and inflict damage on us as well, so I expect them to be very, very tight defensively, to work extremely hard and they will have a game plan to try and undo us at the back if we fall asleep and make mistakes.


“Every single game is a must-win for us and if we go out with any other intentions or we go out wanting to settle for a draw, then it is no good.”


John Sheridan, Oldham Athletic Manager: “It’s a big game for both teams. We are going to try and win the game obviously.


“If we can win it then it makes the gap a little bit bigger so, at the same time, Swindon will look at it knowing they are at home and it’s a chance for them and they are playing a team that are near the bottom.


“They will be trying to win the game but we are confident we can get the win. They are a good footballing side and if you let them play, then they are one of the best teams in the league on their day.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Robert Lewis


Assistants - Andrew Aylott & Andrew Hendley


Fourth Official - Brett Huxtable


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Hasney Aljofree, Steve Mildenhall, Sam Parkin, Fede Bessone, Fraser Digby, Brian Kilcline, Anton Rodgers, Jake Kean, Adam Rooney.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


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in the wake of the game. www.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full match report and plenty of reaction on