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Match Preview: Oldham Athletic

7 December 2021

Match Preview: Oldham Athletic

It’s a quick turnaround for Rovers as we are back in league action with a short journey to Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night.

After a disappointing result in the F.A Cup on Saturday, Micky Mellon will be hoping to see a much-improved result and performance against an Oldham side who we beat in the Papa John’s Trophy just a few weeks ago at Prenton Park.

The Latics come into the game off the back of an impressive win against Sky Bet League One opposition in the form of Sunderland which saw Oldham progress into the last 16 of the Papa John’s trophy.

The result was just a second win in Oldham’s last 11 games, but they will be full of confidence after their win at the Stadium of Light.

Team News

Micky Mellon has a relatively injury-free squad at his disposal for the trip to Boundary Park on Tuesday night.

One to Watch: Davis Keillor-Dunn

Sunderland born Keillor-Dunn is a creative midfielder who has been a spark in the lactic side since 2020. 

He was previously at Wrexham before the season concluded early due to the Covid pandemic.

He scored nine goals during his first campaign with Oldham and has had an option in his contact triggered, extending his stay at Boundary Park.

With nine goal involvements in 28 appearances so far this campaign in all competitions, the 24-year-old will be hoping to add to his contributions on Tuesday night.

Interim Manager: Selim Benachour

Selim Benachour was originally involved in the academy set-up at Boundary Park before stepping up when Keith Curle was relieved of his duties. 

Curle left the Latics after a 2-1 away defeat to Northampton Town, followed by the interim appointment of  Benachour.

Benachour began his playing career in France, featuring over 20 times for PSG whilst also winning the Coupe de France in 2004. 

Since the interim appointment, Benachour has won one of his two games in charge and will hope to build on that positive result against Sunderland.

Match Coverage:

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