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Preview: Oldham

1 April 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers will look to earn an eighth straight win in Sky Bet League Two when they head to Oldham Athletic for a rearranged fixture at Boundary Park on Tuesday night, 7:45pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s men, who are fifth, secured a seventh victory on the spin after Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Carlisle United at Prenton Park.

Ollie Banks close-range header just before the break was added to by second-half goal by top-scorer James Norwood and Manny Monthe’s powerful header following a corner.

Oldham head in to the clash in Greater Manchester off the back of a 2-0 triumph at home to Grimsby Town on Saturday.

Team news

Luke McCullough limped off ten minutes into the game against Carlisle and it is not yet known if he will be available for Tuesday night.

Ishmael Miller still remains on the sidelines for Tranmere Rovers. 

The Latics’ season so far

It has been a campaign of changes for Oldham Athletic as they adjust to life in League Two. 

Having spent two decades in League One, the Latics slipped back in to the fourth-tier for this term.

Frankie Bunn left his position as Oldham boss at the end of last year and was replaced by former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes in February.

Scholes departed Boundary Park in March, with caretaker manager Pete Wild taking the reins until May.

Currently 15th in the table, from their 38 games, Oldham have won 13, drawn 12 and lost 13.

One to Watch

Callum Lang is the one to watch  with the striker Oldham’s current top scorer.

The Liverpool-native began his career in the youth set up at Anfield before moving to Wigan Athletic’s youth system.

Turning professional at the DW Stadium, 20-year-old Lang made his senior debut in Wigan colours in an EFL Cup tie with Blackpool in August 2017.

He joined League Two side Morecambe on loan deal later that same month, scoring 10 goals in 30 games for the Shrimps as Jim Bentley’s side survived in the fourth-tier on the final day of the season.

Lang signed on loan for Oldham before the start of the 2018/19 campaign and has become a key player for the Greater Manchester club.

So far this season, Lang has scored 12 goals in 42 appearances at the Latics in all competitions.

Tickets

The initial ticket allocation of 1,700 tickets for our away game at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday 2nd April has now sold out.

There will be approximately 1,000 tickets still available on the day for supporters still wishing to attend the game.

Prices: 

Adults: £18

Over 65: £8

Students: £8

U21: £8

U18: £5

Disabled: Age category price

Carer: Free

Match Officials

Referee: Matthew Donohue

Assistants: Matthew Parry and Thomas Harty

Fourth Official: Scott Oldham

Match Coverage

Can’t make it to Rovers’ away game at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night? Don’t worry as you can keep up with goings on at Boundary Park.

You can now sign up to Tranmere Rovers’ iFollow, which allows access to extended highlights and interviews with manager Micky Mellon and a player, after the game.

To sign up, click here

Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

Twitter: @tranmererovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers


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