Date: 29th October 2010 at 3:16pm
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Oldham play hosts to Plymouth Argyle this weekend. A win for Latics will see them keep up the pressure on teams in the play off places, but a win for the visitors will see them leapfrog Oldham in the table.

Vital Quotes:

Paul Dickov(official site)
‘We got ourselves into a good position taking the lead at Southampton only to be undone by our Achilles heel as we conceded a goal from a set piece just before half time.

‘It is not the first time it has happened and to concede goals the way we are doing has to stop.

‘I am hoping that is the end of the problems because that is all we have worked on this week.’

Oldham Team News:

Oldham manager Paul Dickov could name Deane Smalley in his squad to face Plymouth.

Smalley has returned from a loan spell at Rochdale and played in the reserves in order to impress Dickov and earn a place in the squad.

Andy Holdsworth missed the defeat at Southampton with a shin injury and it is not known whether he will be fit in time to face Peter Reid’s men.

Paul Black and Warren Feeney came into the side to face Saints last weekend and are likely to keep their places while Lewis Alessandra could start if Dickov decides to play a more attacking formation.

Player to watch: Chris Taylor

Leading scorer with four so far, he ia also the man with the most shots on goal for the club.

Plymouth Team News:

Plymouth manager Peter Reid is sweating on the fitness of defender Bondz N’Gala for the clash.

The centre-half picked up an ankle injury in the latter stages of last week’s victory over Huddersfield and will be assessed ahead of the trip to Boundary Park.

Skipper Carl Fletcher is suffering with a dead leg and is doubtful with Reid insisting they must ‘wait and see” whether the midfielder will make it.

Left-back Jim Paterson (hamstring) and midfielder Luke Summerfield (knee) remain sidelined.

On-loan David Button will continue in goal after making his comeback from an ankle injury against the Terriers.

Player to watch: Bradley Wright-Phillips

Two goals last week in the win over Huddersfield and seven for the season so far.

Match Facts & Stats

Last time the two clubs met at Boundary Park was 17-04-04 when Oldham ran out 4-1 winners.

Argyle have an inconsistent away record this term, having won two, lost two and drawn two of their six league games on the road.

Ref Watch:

Eddie Ilderton

Match Prediction:

I think Latics should be able to overcome Plymouth, I’m going for a 2-0 win

Next Fixtures:

2/11 A: Rochdale
13/11 H: Huddersfield Town
20/11 A: Dagenham & Redbridge