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PREVIEW: OLDHAM ATHLETIC (A)

11 April 2019

Swindon are unbeaten in five as Richie Wellens faces his former club, Oldham Athletic, this weekend.

Town have picked up two wins and three draws since their defeat at Stevenage last month as they head into the final five games of the season. Oldham are the final side the Robins play who sit in the top half of the League Two table.

Swindon have drawn both of their last two games – dominating both but struggling to finish off both Yeovil at home and Newport at Rodney Parade.

The Oppo

The Latics have not lost at home since mid-February and have won their last three games. They beat Grimsby and Tranmere, both by two goals to nil at home, before overcoming Colchester by the same score line.

Callum Lang has scored four in their last three games as he continues an impressive season, totalling 15 goals on-loan from Wigan Athletic.

Oldham are directly below Swindon in the League Two standings but have a game in hand to play after their impressive FA Cup run earlier in the season.

Head-to-head

10 Feb 2015        Oldham Athletic v Swindon Town              L              2-1          League One

20 Oct 2015         Swindon Town v Oldham Athletic              L              1-2          League One

05 Apr 2016        Oldham Athletic v Swindon Town              L              2-0          League One

24 Sep 2016        Oldham Athletic v Swindon Town              W            0-2          League One

18 Feb 2017        Swindon Town v Oldham Athletic              D             0-0          League One

29 Sep 2018        Swindon Town v Oldham Athletic              D             0-0          League Two

The Gaffer

Pete Wild has worked for Oldham for over ten years – most recently as their interim academy manager. He was appointed as their caretaker manager, originally after Frankie Bunn had left Boundary Park. He masterminded a famous win over Fulham in the FA Cup Third Round just ten days after taking the reigns.

He was replaced by Paul Scholes in February but was back in the top job a month later following the Man United legend’s resignation.

He has since overseen an upturn in form with Oldham heading into the weekend’s clash with three wins on the trot behind them. 


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