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Preview: Oldham Athletic (A)

5 February 2016

Attention Turns To Boundary Park

Fixture | Oldham Athletic vs Blackpool
Date | 6 February 2016
Venue | Boundary Park

Having collected points against the promotion-chasing sides in the division recently, Blackpool’s attention turns to the bottom tomorrow when they take on Oldham Athletic.

The Seasiders face Saturday’s opponents two times in the next fortnight, with a positive result at Boundary Park first on their agenda this weekend.

Last weekend’s victory over Gillingham took Pool further away from the drop zone and was their fourth game without defeat.

Neil McDonald has targeted improved away form, with his side winning just twice in the league away from Bloomfield Road, so Saturday provides another opportunity.

The Opposition
John Sheridan became Oldham’s third manager of the season last month when he replaced David Dunn and has made an instant impact at Boundary Park. 

His side have conceded just two goals in the three games Sheridan has been in charge for and they turned their form around against Shrewsbury Town last time out.

Carl Winchester scored the winner for The Latics at the Greenhous Meadow, but they remain deep in relegation trouble, five points from the safety line. 

Team News
McDonald announced Pool have no fresh injury concerns for the trip to Oldham, meaning only Lloyd Jones and Henry Cameron miss out. 

Connor Brown will miss out for the hosts through suspension. Cameron Dummigan is expected to recover from a knock for The Latics, who have Brian Wilson out. 

Pre-Match Talk
McDonald: “We’ve showed that we can compete on a regular basis and be more consistent now, and that’s what we must do over the next few games. It’s a good chance to put points on the board, but we’ll deal with Oldham first.”

Sheridan: “We’re preparing for a tough game against Blackpool on the back of a good performance against Shrewsbury 10 days ago. We’ve got to carry that form into the remaining games. I always talk about consistency and if I can get that out of the team then we’ll get the results we are after.”

Tangerine PlayerHD will be providing full 90-minute commentary from the match, while the Blackpool FC Twitter feed will be providing live updates for the entirety. 

Reaction will be available on the official website post-match, as well as on YouTube, PlayerHD and social media.

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