This battle between Oldham and the valiants will be a big one if the Latics are to have any chance of getting in to the playoffs, unfortunately its a different story for the home team as they want three points to help them to stay away from relegation. So neither sides will want to settle for a point.
Shez admitted to the official site that ‘we never seem to do well at Port Vale’ and knows he’ll have a challenge on his hands against this side ‘ they’ll be working hard and won’t give up without a fight so I’m expecting a very tough game’.
Port Vale Team News:
The former Oldham Player and now Vale manager Lee Sinott has no injuries for the clash against his old club.
Player to watch: Luke Rodgers
The Vale striker has impressed so far this season bagging 10 goals in 25 appearances, will be hoping to add to his tally having already topped the records for his clubs top scorers list, the 26 year old will definitely looking to cause the Oldham defence some problems.
Oldham Team News:
The gaff still has a troubling injury list which includes Stam, Davies, Hughes, with Liddell and Gregan still out with Achilles injuries, Kalala and Thompson are also out.
Player to watch: Jordan Robertson
Jordan Robertson, the emergency loan signing from the blades, will be hoping to make his full debut against the valiants after he came off the bench in midweek against Brighton, and will want to make a good impression on shez, to keep his place in the team for future games.
Match Facts & Stats
last time the Latics travelled to it was a certainly a game to forget as they were beat 3-0 and will not be hoping for a repeat of that. Earlier this season when the valiants travelled to boundary park they couldn’t muster up much of the same, only managing a 1-1 draw.
Hartlepool (home) 4/3/08