Latics travel to Prenton Park in the hope that they can pull one over on former manager and master of the hoof, Ronnie Moore
The former Latics boss recieved a fair amount of greif from Latics fans due to his somewhat ‘direct’ tactics. It ended with Ronnie being replaced as manager due to poor season ticket sales and it’s his comments prior to recent meetings between the two clubs that has resulted in the Lads not needing any motivation ahead of this game.
However, Ronnie has changed his tune this year. The Tranmere boss had this to say ‘They’ve started really well. John Sheridan has done a tremendous job there and he’s destined for bigger things. He’s a teriffic lad, he knows his football and he likes to play football.’
‘He likes his team to pass it, they’ve got some quality players and they’re unbeaten in their four league games, so it won’t be easy. But I like to think he won’t think it will be easy either.’
‘They’ll bring a decent crowd here, probably more than they normally do so they can come here and have a go at me. We get on really well me and their supporters!’
Some good banter from Ronnie then!
Tranmere Rovers Team News:
On home turf, Tranmere have looked a decent outfit this season. So far they’ve not lost on home soil and only conceded one goal.
Moore will be without Godwin Antwi (injured) and Ian Goodison, who is on international duty. However Gareth Edds faces a late fitness test
Player to watch: Craig Curran
In our preview with Super_White_Army, he delcared that this lad would have to be watched, and watched he should be.
Oldham Athletic Team News:
Latics will definately be without Lee Hughes, Stefan Stam and Matty Wolfenden. However Chris Taylor will face a late fitness test ahead of the game.
Sean Gregan has been made available to play following a midweek knock and will be needed to marshall his troops in a game that cannot be lost.
Player to watch: Craig Davies/Deane Smalley/Chris O’Grady
One of these lads will replace Lee Hughes and will therefore have some pretty big shoes to fill.
Davies was less than impressive but has showed a willingness to change following his 3 match suspension.
Deano plays much better out wide in my eyes but can he do a better job up top than Chris and Craig?
Chris O’Grady has had somewhat limited chances to impress due to the superb pairing of Hughesy and Lewis. Chin up son, impress us!
Match Facts & Stats
Latics currently sit 2nd in the league with 10 points and are unbeaten in this season’s league 1.
Tranmere have a tally of 6 points from 4 games but have not been beaten at home this season.
Tranmere 1-2 Oldham
Last minute winner for Latics
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