Oldham Athletic Preview vs Tranmere Rovers (A)

Oldham came from behind to see off Cambridge in last weekend’s League Two fixture and will head to Tranmere Rovers looking to add another three points to their hunt to go back into the top six of the league.

The club as of time of writing have sold over 1,000 tickets for the fixture and with it seen as the closest thing to a rivalry in this league for the Latics it will be on them to bring the three points home.

In terms of team news, only really Jose Baxter, Zeus de la Paz and Ousmane Fane are out with Daniel Iversen and Gevaro Nepomuceno back from international duty and slotting right back into the starting XI.

Bunn doesn’t like to make a lot of changes and this week will be no different. The defence in particular will remain unchanged.

This is of course Andy Taylor, George Edmundson, Peter Clarke and Rob Hunt who will likely make up the Latics back four.

In terms of midfield, Dan Gardner will likely keep his place in the team alongside Jordan Lyden and returning Johan Branger-Engone.

Cameron Dummigan has also been playing as a makeshift winger and this in itself seems to have worked so he will likely continue that role going into the next game.

Up front is likely to be the duo of Ishmael Miller and Callum Lang. Lang bagged once again last weekend and is really starting to gain some confidence in a Latics shirt as he looks to extend his loan move past January.

Miller has been the constant and especially until Sam Surridge regains fitness will continue to do so.

Predicted XI:

Iversen, Taylor, Edmundson, Clarke, Hunt, Dummigan, Lyden, Gardner, Branger-Engone, Miller, Lang


Oldham 2-1 Tranmere

See this as a 2-1 win for the Latics on their travels with a potential comeback akin to the one vs Cambridge on the cards potentially. With Lang firing and Surridge back in contention before long Bunn could prove the doubters wrong and fire Oldham up to the right end of the table.

Picture Credit: Oldham Athletic


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