Oldham Athletic Preview vs Morecambe

Oldham next contend with a second away trip of the week as they head to the Globe Arena to take on Morecambe with a chance to claim a win after a 0-0 draw against Yeovil on Tuesday.

Over 1,500 tickets have been sold for the trip with 300 tickets remaining as of time of writing with them likely also to sell out way in advance. The fans have showed once again that they are some of the best in the EFL.

Morecambe unlike the Latics picked up three points on Tuesday, with AJ Leitch-Smith claiming the solitary goal in a win against Northampton.

They compared to Oldham who are 13th, sit 20th at this early stage but this is after a poor first few games for the Shrimpers.

Team News:

In terms of injury concerns ahead of the game, Oldham only really have Cameron Dummigan, Ousmane Fane and Jack Byrne unavailable selection wise.

Sam Surridge is seemingly back after a niggle kept him out of the game against his former club Yeovil.

He will be a welcome re-addition to the front line which lacked the cutting edge they had on Saturday.

The back line barring any injuries will likely stay the same with Rob Hunt, Peter Clarke, George Edmundson and Andy Taylor mixing the youth with experience.

Midfield wise, Christopher Missilou once again played well on Tuesday replacing the poor Giles Coke and so will likely keep his space. As will the likes of Dan Gardner and Johan Branger-Engone with Gevaro Nepomuceno as well who has come in for some stick from the Latics faithful this season already.

Jose Baxter could come on once again for a cameo but isn’t 100% in the position to start yet. This will come though with him already showing quality in his short time on the pitch in his return to the club.

Up front like alluded to Sam Surridge is back but it is unknown whether he will be fit enough to start so it could be Ishmael Miller and Chris O’Grady from the start again.

Predicted XI (4-4-2) – Iversen, Hunt, Clarke, Edmundson, Taylor, Gardner, Missilou, Nepomuceno, Branger-Engone, Miller, O’Grady

Subs – De La Paz, Graham, Stott, Maouche, Lang, Baxter, Surridge

Prediction:

Oldham 2-0 Morecambe

Morecambe have had a fairly poor start to the season while Oldham, despite not pulling up any trees seem to be on the cusp of climbing the table when the team has come together fully.

A 2-0 win – I reckon with Surridge and Gardner the scorers.

If both play well and are able to find the net it could be a day to savour for the Latics faithful travelling in their numbers again on the road.

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