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MATCH PREVIEW: OLDHAM ATHLETIC V LATICS

18 August 2017

Wigan Athletic looking to build on their 100% start to the 2017-18 season.

  • Match Preview: Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic.
  • Latics make short trip to face John Sheridan's Oldham, followed by over 1,600 travelling fans.
  • All of the key information, including tickets, travel and stats ahead of Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic.

OLDHAM ATHLETIC v WIGAN ATHLETIC
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SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 2017
KICK OFF 3pm


PRE-MATCH BUILD UP
Paul Cook takes his side into the ‘battle of the Latics’ having made the perfect start to life as Wigan Athletic manager, with three wins from three, an unblemished record of two league wins to go with victory in the Carabao Cup.

Any thoughts that this match will be an easy ride against a side who have the opposite record of losing three out of three were quickly dispelled by Cook in his pre-match press conference, however. “This will be a tough game, make no mistake,” he said, “John is such an experienced manager, he will have a strategy to put things right and we’d expect no less.”

John Sheridan is currently in his third spell as Latics manager and will be desperate to turn around the side’s early season form. But Latics, backed by a following of at least 1,600 looking for a 4th win from four, will be keen to keep up their momentum.

It’s another North-West derby, with an electric atmosphere guaranteed.

John Sheridan, Oldham manager
John Sheridan – Experience

OUR RECORD AT OLDHAM
It was honours even in the 2015-16 season the last time the sides met here in the league, Max Power having given Latics an early lead before Dominic Poleon equalised.

Latics lost in the Capital One Cup here in September 2016 with a much-changed team but prior to these games, the sides had not met since the 2002-03 season, when Latics did the double over Oldham.

Oldham v Latics, 2015-16
The last time – the players celebrate Max Power’s opener.

MAJOR CONNECTIONS
One player who will be familiar is Craig Davies, who joined back up with his former club in the summer after his spell at Scunthorpe United ended – the club he joined from Latics in January of this year. The striker scored just three goals in 40 games with Latics but there’s no doubting he has the ability to cause problems on his day.

Craig Davies - Oldham
Craig Davies -  former striker could line up against Latics

Other recent links include Alex Bruce, Billy Mckay, Richard O’Donnell, Reece Wabara and Leon Clarke while looking back in time, some of those to play for both include Jason Jarrett, Andy Liddell, Fitz Hall, Tomasz Cywka, Darren Sheridan, Stuart Barlow, Stuart Balmer, Paul Warne, Chris Makin, Shaun Garnett, Scott McGarvey, David Fairclough and Mick Quinn.

Andy Lidell
Andy Liddell, in the colours of both teams

AWAY FAN INFO

LATEST TRAFFIC NEWS: Latics fans travelling to Oldham should be aware there are some roadworks on Oldham Road (in the vicinity of the hospital). This has lead the junction of Oldham Road and Sheepfoot Lane being closed. Fans are advised to approach the ground from either Broadway or Chadderton Way.

Please click here for the Official Oldham Athletic Away fans guide

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR LATICS FANS TRAVELLING TO OLDHAM

Away supporters are located in the Chadderton Road end and they can use turnstiles 3-8 on Furtherwood Road and turnstiles 36-39 from the main car park. Disabled supporters access the stadium via turnstiles 36-39.

  • Permit parking only on the club car park. Blue badge holders may use the main car park free of charge.
  • There is parking available on the hospital car park at a cost of £3.
  • No parking on B&Q car park – fines imposed.
  • There are ATMs near to the Stadium, at the hospital main entrance, in the Clayton Green Pub, at the petrol station on Rochdale Road and also on the Retail Park.
  • Food and drinks available in the ground.
  • The Match Day incident number is available for all supporters to report any sort of anti-social behaviour. This goes directly to the club’s head safety officer. The number is 07834 321649 and can be found on posters around the ground.

FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS TRAVELLING TO OLDHAM, PLEASE BE REMINDED IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO USE PYROTECHNIC DEVICES. CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND BANNING ORDERS COULD RESULT IF ANYONE BREAKS THE LAW IN THIS WAY. PLEASE RESPECT THE LAW AND THE GOOD NAME OF WIGAN ATHLETIC.


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