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Preview: Oldham Athletic (H)

16 March 2021

The Iron will play the first of three home matches in quick succession on Tuesday night, when Oldham Athletic visit the Sands Venue Stadium (7pm kick-off).

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16 March 2021

SCENE-SETTER...

United take on the Latics this midweek before a home encounter against Southend United on Saturday, and then the visit of Bradford City next Tuesday night.

They come into it looking to bounce back from two 2-0 defeats against high-flying Cheltenham Town and Exeter City in our last two home fixtures.

Scunthorpe drew 1-1 at Leyton Orient at the weekend in a game they were unfortunate not to win, and will be seeking the full three points for the first time in a fortnight when Keith Curle's side come to town.

A win could send Neil Cox's 18th-placed side up to 15th, while Oldham are a place above on goal difference and could climb to the same position.

TEAM NEWS...

Centre-back Harrison McGahey faces around three-to-four weeks out with a thigh problem, while fellow defender George Taft continues to miss the next two months with an ankle injury, which effectively rules him out for the remainder of the season.

Emmanuel Onariase continues to miss out with a groin problem but has returned to training this week and will continue to be assessed.

Striker Aaron Jarvis (hamstring) has had a fresh setback and could miss the rest of the season, while fellow forward Olufela Olomola is back training following a knee injury sustained after coming off the bench against Bolton Wanderers in November, but Cox says he needs to practice match game time to get match fitness up first. He played 80 minutes in a behind-closed-doors game against Doncaster a fortnight back.

Midfielder George Hornshaw and goalkeeper Adam Kelsey are both expected to be out for a couple of months following ankle surgery.

THE OPPOSITION...

Curle took over as Oldham head coach last week following the departure of Harry Kewell.

The former led Northampton Town to promotion from League Two last term but left in February after a poor run of form left them 23rd in League One, while Kewell left after seven months in charge.

The Latics drew 0-0 at Port Vale in Curle's first game before a 4-2 home loss to Cambridge United on Saturday.

Former Iron attacker Bobby Grant is amongst the former United men in their squad, joined by former goalkeeper Ian Lawlor (who tops their appearance tables with 30 league starts), defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and forward Conor McAleny. All four have been mainstays in the side.

The latter of those players tops their scorer charts with 12 strikes to his name, while Dylan Bahamboula is also one to watch with eight assists and three goals.

PAST MEETINGS...

Jacob Bedeau and Kevin van Veen struck the goals as we won 2-0 away at Boundary Park back in November.

The two sides drew 2-2 in this corresponding fixture last season, as Matthew Lund and van Veen scored with the team coming from behind to claim a point.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2020-21 - Sat 14 Nov LG 2 Oldham 0-2 Iron Bedeau, van Veen
2019-20 - Wed 1 Jan LG 1 Oldham 0-2 Iron Eisa, Lund
2019-20 - Tue 17 Sep LG 1 Iron 2-2 Oldham Lund, van Veen
2018-18 - Sat 3 Mar LG 1 Iron 0-2 Oldham  
2017-18 - Sat 28 Oct LG 1 Oldham 2-3 Iron Hopper, Morris, Holmes
2016-17 - Sat 19 Nov LG 1 Iron 1-0 Oldham Wiseman
2016-17 - Tue 18 Oct  LG 1  Oldham 2-0 Iron   
2015-16 - Sat 27 Feb LG 1 Iron 1-1 Oldham Wootton
2015-16 - Sat 10 Oct  LG 1  Oldham 2-4 Iron  McSheffrey, Rowe, Madden, van Veen 
2014-15 - Sat 7 Feb  LG 1  Iron 0-1 Oldham   
2014-15 - Sat 27 Sep  LG 1  Oldham 3-2 Iron  Boyce, Fallon 
2012-13 - Tue 1 Jan  LG 1  Iron 2-2 Oldham  Canavan, Duffy 
2012-13 - Tue 18 Sep  LG 1  Oldham 1-1 Iron  Clarke 
2011-12 - Tue 6 Mar  LG 1  Oldham 1-2 Iron  Mirfin, Thompson 
2011-12 - Tue 4 Oct  FLT R2  Iron 0-1 Oldham   
2011-12 - Tue 16 Aug  L1  Iron 1-2 Oldham  Dagnall 
2010-11 - Tue 10 Aug  LG CUP R1  Iron 2-1 Oldham  Forte, Woolford 
2008-09 - Tue 27 Jan  L1  Iron 2-0 Oldham  McCann, Hooper 
2008-09 - Tue 28 Oct  L1  Oldham 3-0 Iron   
2006-07 - Sat 13 Jan  L1  Iron 1-1 Oldham  Gregan (og) 
2006-07 - Sat 9 Sep  L1  Oldham 1-0 Iron   
2005-06 - Sat 6 May  L1  Oldham 1-1 Iron  Sharp 
2005-06 - Sat 29 Oct  L1  Iron 4-2 Oldham  Butler, Sharp 2, Crosby 
2003-04 - Tue 12 Aug  LG CUP R1  Iron 2-1 Oldham  Hayes 2 
1999-00 - Sat 25 Mar  DIV 2  Iron 1-2 Oldham  Quailey 
1999-00 - Sun 26 Dec  DIV 2  Oldham 1-1 Iron  Hope 
1972-73 - Tue 13 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Oldham   
1972-73 - Tue 24 Oct  DIV 3  Oldham 3-0 Iron   
1970-71 - Tue 6 Oct  DIV 4  Oldham 1-1 Iron  Davidson 
1970-71 - Tue 1 Sep  DIV 4  Iron 2-3 Oldham  Lindsey, Heath 
1969-70 - Sat 27 Dec  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Oldham  Davidson, Cassidy 
1969-70 - Sat 30 Aug  DIV 4  Oldham 1-3 Iron  Deere, Davidson, Cassidy 
1967-68 - Sat 3 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Oldham  Sloan, Foley 
1967-68 - Sat 23 Sep  DIV 3  Oldham 3-4 Iron  Barton, Sloan 2, Horstead 
1966-67 - Tue 15 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oldham  Colquhoun 
1966-67 - Tue 18 Oct  DIV 3  Oldham 2-0 Iron   
1965-66 - Sat 26 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oldham  Bedford 
1965-66 - Sat 2 Oct  DIV 3  Oldham 1-3 Iron  Barton, Bedford, Colquhoun 
1964-65 - Fri 12 Mar  DIV 3  Iron 1-1 Oldham  Brown 
1964-65 - Sat 31 Oct  DIV 3  Oldham 2-1 Iron  Lawther 
1957-58 - Sat 22 Feb  DIV 3 (N)  Iron 1-1 Oldham  Waldock 
1957-58 - Sat 23 Nov  DIV 3 (N)  Oldham 2-1 Iron  Davis 
1956-57 - Sat 27 Apr  DIV 3 (N)  Iron 0-0 Oldham   
1956-57 - Sat 20 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 1-1 Iron  Fletcher 
1955-56 - Sat 24 Dec  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 2-1 Iron  Jones 
1955-56 - Sat 27 Aug  DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-1 Oldham  Haigh, Callaghan 
1954-55 - Mon 11 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Iron 6-1 Oldham  Brown 2, Hubbard 2, Gregory 2 
1954-55 - Fri 8 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 1-1 Iron  Hubbard 
1952-53 - Sat 18 Apr  DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-1 Oldham  Bushby 
1952-53 - Sat 29 Nov  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 0-1 Iron  Daley 
1951-52 - Sat 29 Dec  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 2-0 Iron   
1951-52 - Sat 1 Sep  DIV 3 (N) Iron 2-2 Oldham  Cumner, Wallace 
1950-51 - Tue 12 Sep  DIV 3 (N) Oldham 3-4 Iron  Gorin 2, Whitfield, Mosby 
1950-51 - Wed 6 Sep  DIV 3 (N) Iron 1-0 Oldham  Whitfield 

Our full record against Oldham Athletic is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 28  10 12  41 29 
Away 26  12  41 41 
TOTAL 54  22  18  14  82  70 

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO...
Tuesday

Cheltenham Town v Barrow (7pm)
Crawley Town v Walsall (7pm)
Mansfield Town v Carlisle United (7pm)
Port Vale v Newport County (7pm)
Salford City v Colchester United (7pm)

Wednesday
Grimsby Town v Tranmere Rovers (7pm)

 


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