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Bury VS Oldham| Who needs the win more?

Tomorrow sees a huge clash not just in the League Two promotion race but for the bragging rights in Lancashire. The game between Bury and Oldham is a fiercely contested fixture which brings huge crowds and big tackles. Both sides have adapted qute well to life in League Two with Bury sitting pretty in second place just two points behind Lincoln and Oldham in 11thjust six points off the play offs but they now have Manchester United legend Paul Scholes at the wheel.

The home side have not lost in 2019 with The Shakers winning eight out of a possible ten since the turn of the year. An impressive feat for manager Ryan Lowe as he must be feeling that promotion is a very real possibility. However, with this being their third game in just eight days he may have to rotate his squad. To make rotation harder Bury could be without Scott Wharton after he picked up a groin strain against Exeter, this on top of being without Stephen Dawson (foot) and forward Jermaine Beckford (knee). 

Paul Scholes has tasted every result possible on paper from his first three games in charge of The Latics as he has a win, a draw and a loss. This will be the new managers first taste of a derby from the dugout and from both his supporting and playing days he will know exactly what this means for the fans. 

Bury and Oldham have played forty-eight times, with both sides being deadlocked at fifteen wins each. Meaning the remaining eighteen games have ended all square.

In the last three meetings between Bury and Oldham, there has been thirteen goals scored.

A loss wouldn’t be a disaster for Bury who can’t fall out of the automatic promotion places with a defeat but The Shakers will surely want to keep momentum going heading into the crunch end of the season. A draw would definitely be something that Ryan Lowe may secretly settle for considering anything can happen in such a big derby.

Paul Scholes will know that a defeat could leave Oldham nine points off the play-offs with only twelve games to play so you can bet he will demand a big performance from his players. Callum Lang and Tom Hamer are both doubtful for Oldham coming into the game with Lang in particular a huge miss. This blow could be offset with Oldham set to take nearly 3000 fans to Gigg Lane it could be an atmosphere to remember and if the game is half as good as the crowd we are in for a cracker. 

Its certain to be a great game at Gigg Lane with Oldham possibly needing the three points more than their hosts Bury. Who do you think will win this huge derby?

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Latics must look to sign this striker to help avoid relegation

Oldham Atheltic are on a dreadful run of form as they are without a league victory in 8 games. The ‘Latics’ looked revived under manager Richie Wellens when he was put in charge of the first team following the sacking of John Sheridan, but a recent dip in form has seen the club fall into the League One relegation zone.

The club did have Eoin Doyle to turn to for goals but after his loan spell ended and that coupled with the fact that he has an illness which is keeping on the sidelines, the club won’t be able to look to bring him back in this transfer window.

With that in mind, the club should look to sign Stevenage striker Danny Newton.

Danny Newton – A product of Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy, the striker joined Stevenage after plying his trade with non-league Tamworth beforehand, where he scored 36 goals and since his arrival at Broadhall Way he has managed to find the back of the net on 11 times in all competitions.

Just before Christmas the Daily Mail were reporting that Championship clubs QPR and Barnsley were tracking the striker as well as fellow League One strugglers MK Dons. Oldham needs to get another striker in to support Craig Davies and Aaron Amadi-Holloway and in Newton, they could have somebody he certainly knows where the back of the net is.

Oldham fans would you like to see Danny Newton at Boundary Park? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section…

Upon This Rock: Oldham Away Days

Heading into this match you’d think Peterborough would have an advantage with them being in 2nd and Oldham rock bottom of League 1. Oldham played very well to stunt the Posh’s recent form with two goals from Eion Doyle and one from Dan Gardner to give the home side a 3-2 over them.

This match shows that a form guide won’t help you in the lower leagues, on paper Oldham should have been outclassed, with Peterborough off the back of a big win at home to Wigan and sit in second three points behind Shrewsbury. This was also Oldham’s first game without John Sheridan who left the club the day before after poor results.

The first half of the game wasn’t great from either side, Peterborough passed the ball around well and Oldham created a few good chances but the first half wasn’t exactly great. The only talking point is Junior Morias going off injured with a thigh problem 37 minutes in after being clipped during a challenge.

The second half burst into life straight away and the home side took the lead after Jack Byrne’s shot was sent directly into the path of a waiting Eion Doyle who scored from the second chance effort. Poor possession from Peterborough allowed this goal and it was only the start of a shaky defensive display.

The away side got back into it after Marcus Maddison scored from the spot after he was brought down by Brian Wilson who got sent off for the foul, Oldham, who looked strong defensively had a slip up at the back which allowed Maddison in past the defence before being brought down. The Posh looked like they could take the lead for most of the second half after Wilson was sent off, some great attacking possessions from the Posh during the entire second half.

The match reached the final 10 minutes and Oldham retook the lead after Eion Doyle fed a pass to Dan Gardner who seemed to have all the time in the world to shot and scored past the Posh. From my view you could see the goal unfurling in front from the moment Peterborough lost the ball, no one picked up men and the defence looked all over the place.

It got worse for Posh fans when Doyle got his brace to make it 3-1, Abdelhakim Omrani waltzed past two Posh players while he was keeping the ball in the corner and his low cross into the box was met by Doyle who added misery to the away fans, Peterborough needed to be stronger here the defence let them in too easily and got punished for it.

With the game winding down we got eight, yes eight minutes, of added time after the sending off and Oldham players using full use of the clock, with this Posh fans would have thought there was a chance, especially when Jack Marriott scored from 8 yards out with just two minutes gone of added time. Even with the pressure, Posh put on at the end Oldham held on for the win.

A disappointing game for Peterborough but a confidence boost for Oldham under Richie Wellens, sometimes a new manager can rejuvenate a squad and that is exactly what has happened here, Oldham head to Portsmouth this weekend and will look for a similar result down on the south coast, for Peterborough though they will look to bounce back at home to Oxford.