Todays game sees Oldham visit the New Den to play fellow promotion prospects Millwall in what should be another great game. As we saw in the opening day of the season, Oldham came back from a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3. Millwall will want revenge for this, as there is only a point separating the two teams it should be another very close game.
With Oldham not playing at their best at the moment they will need to take their chances, as they know that nothing but three points will do today, with a large helping of goals.
Shez knows how important these next few games are for his team and has got the lads working hard to get back on top ‘the players had their day off cancelled’, they will need at their best in todays game.
He knows that this team has the potential to get promotion ‘a play-off spot is very achievable*, the players with have to make those chances count and get some confidence and belief in their game.
Millwall Team News:
Millwalls injury is long to say the least, with Vincent Pericard, Chris Hackett, Alan Dunne, Lewis Grabben, Paul Robinson, Danny Spiller, Marcus Bignot and Danny Senda all sidelined.
Its not all bad news though because they see the return of Gary Alexander.
Player to watch: Tresor Kandol
Being Millwall’s top scorer so far this season Tresor Kandol be play a big part in their game today, as he is their biggest threat with 8 goals in total, he will want to add to that tally to give his team a good shout for promotion, but no doubt the Oldham back four will want to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Oldham Team News:
Oldham are still without keeper Mark Crossley who has a back injury and Matty Wolfenden is still sidelined with a thigh injury. But Oldham should see new loan signing Steve Kabba make his debut for the Latics.
Player to watch: Steve Kabba
The recent loan signing of Steve Kabba will be a boost for the blues, as he is set to make his debut today.
Having not really got going yet this season, scoring only twice at his stay with Blackpool, and not being able to get into the Watford side he will be looking to prove himself at Oldham, a player of his quality shouldn’t struggle at this level, so I expect him to a danger to the Millwall defence.
Match Facts & Stats
Millwall have only to get three points from their last three home games and as Oldham’s away form is currently dreadful, it should be a very close game, unless the Latics manage to turn on the heat.
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