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BIG MATCH PREVIEW - OLDHAM ATHLETIC (AWAY)

27 January 2017

OLDHAM ATHLETIC (AWAY) - Saturday 28 January 2017, SportsDirect.com Park, Sky Bet League One, kick off: 3.00pm

 

Stuart McCall's Bantams make the short journey across the Pennines this Saturday for their latest Sky Bet League One fixture away to Oldham Athletic.

 

Along with the visit to Rochdale, City's trip to Oldham will be their nearest away match in the league this season in terms of mileage between the two grounds.

 

McCall's men will head to Oldham understandably keen to get back into the action following the frustration of Tuesday night's late postponement at Oxford United in the Checkatrade Trophy.

 

On the same night as City's postponed cup tie, opponents Oldham defeated play-off hopefuls Peterborough United 2-0 at home in front of over 7,000 fans thanks to a free ticket offer from the club.

 

The victory was Oldham's second on the trot on home soil following the return of John Sheridan earlier this month for his third spell in charge of the Latics.

 

Despite those two recent home successes though - the other victory coming thanks to a 1-0 win over Gillingham two weeks ago - Oldham still currently find themselves placed 23rd in the League One table.

 

Fleetwood Town's midweek win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane means City remain fifth in the league standings at present.

 

Team News

 

Oldham Athletic

Latics boss John Sheridan could look to give defender Rob Hunt his Oldham debut on Saturday after signing the 21 year-old on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion this Thursday until the end of the season.

 

Cameron Dummigan will definitely miss this weekend's match, however, after suffering a leg injury in the defeat at Shrewsbury Town last Saturday.

 

Charles Dunne is also sidelined with a pelvic problem.

 

Oldham's current squad includes goalkeeper Connor Ripley, who enjoyed a loan spell with City back in 2013, and full back Josh Law, the younger brother of Bantams midfielder Nicky Law.

 

Bradford City

Matthew Kilgallon is sadly still ruled out with a shoulder problem.

 

Kilgallon was set for a further scan on his shoulder this week to find out the latest on the injury.

 

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (twisted ankle) and Filipe Morais (calf) will be assessed to see if they have any chance of making the journey to Oldham with the rest of the squad.

 

Tony McMahon, Alex Jones and Alex Gilliead are all back in contention after being ineligible for Tuesday's postponed Checkatrade Trophy tie at Oxford United.

 

With James Hanson completing his move to Sheffield United in midweek, fellow attacker Billy Clarke could be given his chance at the SportsDirect.com Park.

 

After two recent substitute appearances following two months on the sidelines with a calf injury, Clarke was due to start the Oxford tie until it was called off shortly before kick off.


Previous Encounters

The game finished 1-1 when City and Oldham met for the first time earlier this season at the Northern Commercials Stadium.


Peter Clarke's header from a early Oldham free-kick gave the visitors the lead at the interval but Billy Clarke's second half penalty claimed a point for Stuart McCall's side.


The Bantams' most recent trip to Oldham's Boundary Park came last season back in September 2015.

 

Goals from Reece Burke and Devante Cole helped City on their way to a 2-1 success, with Oldham playing a large chunk of the game with only ten men following Jonathan Forte's first half red card.

 

Forte enjoyed a better game for Oldham the season before - the 2014/2015 campaign - when his early opener helped the hosts on the way to their own 2-1 victory. 

 

Mike Jones added to Forte's goal with a strike of his own midway through the first period to put the Latics - led by Lee Johnson at the time - in charge of the contest.

 

Andy Halliday pulled a goal back just before the interval but City, who saw Rory McArdle dismissed for a second bookable offence in injury time, couldn't find an equaliser after the break.

 

City's only other visit to Oldham since their promotion back up into League One ended in a 1-1 draw in December 2013.

 

Nahki Wells gave Bradford the lead in the first half but Jonson Clarke-Harris quickly levelled things up for Oldham to ensure a share of the spoils. 

 

Last Time Out

 

Peterborough United 0
Oldham Athletic 2 (Green pen 69, McLaughlin 82)
Sky Bet League One
Tuesday 24 January 2017

 

OLDHAM ATHLETIC LINE UP: Ripley, Wilson, Clarke, Gerrard, Reckord, Fane, Green, Banks, Flynn, Holloway (Ngoo 89), McLaughlin (McKay 88)


Subs not used: Kettings, Law, Edmundson, Mantack, Erwin

 

Oldham's last five (from left to right): W - L - W - L - D

 

Stadium Details:

 

SportsDirect.com Park
Oldham
OL1 2PB


Further stadium details, including ground directions, can be found HERE.

 

City's kit colours: CLARET & AMBER/BLACK/BLACK


Ticket News

City's ticket office would like to inform supporters that match tickets for the Sky Bet League One fixture at Oldham Athletic will be withdrawn from sale at 4:00pm this Friday (27 January 2017). 


Any tickets which have been purchased online since this Tuesday (24 January) will not be posted but will be retained for customers to collect at City's ticket office. 


Any supporters who cannot collect these by 5:00pm on Friday can collect their tickets at Oldham's ground on Saturday. 


At this moment in time, there is no guarantee that City supporters will be able to pay on the day at the SportsDirect.com Park due to encouraging pre-match sales.


Match tickets for this fixture are on sale to all members of the Club. Tickets are limited to two per member.

Members are supporters who are current or former Season Ticket/FlexiCard holders, or who have a purchasing history with the ticket office.

Oldham tickets are available in person from the ticket office or online (please click HERE).

Phone bookings are no longer accepted by the club for ticket purchases.

Admission prices for this match are:

Adults - £20.00

Over 65s - £10.00

Under 16s - £10.00

Under 12 - £5.00

 

Disabled fans will be asked to pay £10.00 for their match ticket. 


They will be entitled to a free carer ticket provided they are in receipt of DLA or PIP at the middle or higher rate. 


Disabled supporters under 12 will be asked to pay £5.00 and will also be entitled to a free carer's ticket under the same conditions.


Match Official: NIGEL MILLER

Mr Miller has taken charge of twenty-four games already this season, including the Bantams' 3-1 over Coventry City back in August.


His most recent match in the middle was Walsall's home victory over Bristol Rovers last Saturday in Sky Bet League One.


Back the Bantams with Sky Bet

City supporters can back Stuart McCall's Bantams with Sky Bet when they travel to Oldham Athletic this Saturday.

 

.21/10 to pick up all three points against the Latics at the SportsDirect.com Park. The draw is currently priced at 21/20McCall's men are available with the EFL's title sponsors at

 

 to score the opening goal.6/1, while Alex Jones is also currently at 4/1The Bantams can be backed to win 1-0 at 


Following his recent encouraging form, Mark Marshall is 4/1 to score at anytime throughout the match.

.www.skybet.com City fans can place their bets for the Oldham fixture by clicking on the following link - 

 

There are as many as 69 different betting options with Sky Bet for Saturday's game.

 

Please note, all odds are subject to change.

 

For those unable to get to the SportsDirect.com Park on Saturday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Oldham Athletic fixture via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.Coverage         

 

Full audio match commentary of the Oldham match can be found via Bantams Player HD. Join Pulse 2's Jason Thornton and Chris Cooper for match action and reaction from the game.

 

Bantams Player HD is also the place for post-match interviews from McCall and his players, plus extended match highlights over the coming days.


Supporters can subscribe to Bantams Player HD for as little as £4.49 per month.


The official website, Twitter and Facebook pages will also have post-match reaction from the City camp following the Oldham game.

Bantams Player HD - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE


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