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Preview: Oldham Athletic

15 March 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers are back on the road on Saturday afternoon, aiming for a sixth straight League Two win away to Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park.

Micky Mellon’s side head to Boundary Park currently fifth in the fourth-tier, having put four past Grimsby Town at Prenton Park on Tuesday night in a 4-1 victory over the Mariners.

All four goals came in the first-half, with Connor Jennings scoring a brace either side of strikes from Manny Monthe and top-scorer James Norwood, as Mellon’s men moved to within four points of the top three.

Standing in Rovers’ way Oldham, who slipped to a 2-0 defeat at league leaders Lincoln City, with the visitors also having Jose Baxter sent off in their Sincil Bank loss.


Team news

Kieron Morris has returned to training for Rovers after missing out the last two games with a groin strain so he can be conisidered for selection. 

The Latics’ season so far

The Greater Manchester outfit, who were relegated down to League Two after two-decades in League One, are currently 14th in the division, nine points from the Play-Offs with nine games to play.

From their 37 matches played, Oldham have won 12, drawn 12 and lost 13, collecting 48 points along the way.

Oldham are winless in six games but could move to within six points of the Play-Offs if results go their way.

One to Watch

Callum Lang is the one to watch on Saturday, 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 The Latics

So far this season, Lang has scored 11 goals in 41 appearances at the Latics in all competitions.

Match Officials

Referee: Craig Hicks

Assistants: Matthew Parry and Thomas Harty

Fourth Official: Carl Boyeson

Tickets

Tickets and travel for our away game at Oldham Athletic this weekend are still on sale!

The SWA have been allocated an initial 1,765 tickets located in the Chadderton Road Stand with around 700 tickets available on the day if required.

We have been allocated five wheelchair and carer tickets for supporters too. The wheelchair section at Boundary Park is at the front of the stand at floor level, which is also uncovered.

Prices: 

Adults: £18

Over 65: £8

Students: £8

U21: £8

U18: £5

Disabled: Age category price

Carer: Free

Match tickets will completely go off sale at 4pm on Friday 15th March. 

To purchase ticket and coach travel: https://www.trfctickets.co.uk/away-matches

Match Coverage

Can’t make it to Rovers’ away game at Oldham Athletic on Saturday afternoon? 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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