Date: 7th February 2009 at 12:57am
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On Sky

No doubting the size of this game, as our lads travel to the Walkers Stadium this weekend, to face the high flying Leicester City, who are sitting pretty at the top of the table. With the game being televised on Sky it might lift the lads and push them that bit more that they need to get the crucial win to boost chances of promotion. As Oldhams recent away form is some what bad, with 7 goals being conceded without reply in the last game so it should be a very good game of football to watch.

Vital Quotes:

Oldham manager John Sheridan talks with Latics World about tomorrows game with Leicester ‘this is a good game for us against a Leicester side who have proved they are the best in the league by winning a lot of games’. Shez knows how important being on TV will be for the team,
‘hopefully being on Sky will lift our game as well. We need to get on track because the last two away performances haven’t been like us’.
He continues ‘it will be a tough ask but I’m looking forward to it and i hope the players are as well. We have won big games while I’ve been here and I hope we don’t let ourselves down’.

Leicester Team News:

The Foxes have no injury worries!

Player to watch: Matty Fryatt

Matty Fryatt, the obvious choice really, but as he’s been prolific in front of goal this season, netting 25 goals so far, you can’t help but think that he won’t stop scoring and will continue this form for the remainder of the season. Without question Leicester’s reason for their success so far this season being their source of goals left, right and centre, he will be a handful for Oldham’s defence, but hopefully they will be strong against such a force as Fryatt!

Oldham Team News:

Oldham have a few injuries, Lee Hughes being the most recent as he injured his Achilles in training, he will be missed, but Lewis Alessandra is there to step in and do the job up front with Dean Windass, with the strike force being key, they should do ok with both Windass and Alessandra being very good at holding up the ball, it will be key against Leicester. Loan signing Daniel Jones will miss out as he is having treatment on his ankle, Matty Wolfenden is still sidelined, and Mark Crossley is going to be sitting in the stands for up to another month with his back injury.

Player to watch: Lewis Alessandra

It would be nice to see Lewis Alessandra put in a very good performance in this match up as he is replacing the injured Lee Hughes, as he has the potential to be a very good striker, hopefully the youngster will be able to prove himself against the Foxes this weekend and bag a few goals.

Match Facts & Stats

Leicester have only lost one game at home so far this season, and only conceded 9 goals, and have the same tally as the Latics for goals scored at home with 29 goals.
Oldham’s last two outings have been very disappointing conceding 7 goals without reply, that will have to change in this battle.

Match Prediction:

2-2

Next Fixtures:

Yeovil (AWAY) 21/2/09 15:00 KO