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Match Preview: Macclesfield Town v Oldham Athletic

19 January 2019

The Silkmen return to league action this afternoon as we lock horns with Oldham Athletic in Sky Bet League Two at the Moss Rose.

Macc go into the game on the back of a 2-0 victory against Grimsby Town and we will be looking to make it back to back wins against the Latics.

Here is what Sol had to say ahead of the game -

 

The Silkmen are set to be without Elliott Durrell (knee), James Pearson (knee), Rhys Taylor (hip), Ben Stephens (ankle) and Ryan Lloyd (ankle), whilst Danny Whitaker and Callum Evans are nearing a First Team return.

A reminder that fans are encouraged to get to the Moss Rose as early as possible as we are anticipating a large crowd for the game.

Our opponents come into the game with 39 points from 27 league outings, putting them in 11th place in the Sky Bet League Two standings.

Last time out, our visitors were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Forest Green Rovers, but in their F.A Cup tie the weekend before claimed the scalp of Premier League side Fulham.

The Latics have been inconsistent away from home of late, winning 4-1 against Port Vale in their last away game but also fell to a heavy 6-0 away defeat at the hands of Carlisle on Boxing Day.

Oldham caretaker Pete Wild

This is what opposition caretaker manager Pete Wild had to say ahead of the game:

“The one thing I will say about Macclesfield is that they don't play like a team second bottom of the league.” 

“It'll be a really tough test, they're a team who are really organised and they'll look to make it difficult for us.”

You can read about players who have played for both clubs by clicking here.


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