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Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town v Oldham Athletic

23 January 2018

Marcus Braddock previews tonight's Checkatrade Trophy Quarter-Final

Tonight we face League One Oldham Athletic in the Checkatrade Trophy at 7pm. It's only been four games since we last played them at Montgomery Waters Meadow and in that time their only win was in this competition. As you can see below, Oldham's record in the FLT shows they're more than capable of winning well so should be well motivated to go all the way.

Competition Record
Oldham 0-0 Port Vale (Port Vale win on penalties.)
Crewe 0-1 Oldham: Jack Byrne.
Oldham 4-1 Newcastle: Eoin Doyle 2, Jack Byrne 2.
Bradford 0-1 Oldham : Temitope Obadeyi.
Oldham 4-2 Leicester City U21: Temitope Obadeyi, Anthony Gerrard, Craig Davies 2.

Goalscorers (cup goals in brackets)
Eoin Doyle 12 (2)
Craig Davies 10 (3)
Jack Byrne 4(3)

Assists (league 1)
Jack Byrne 6
Eoin Doyle 4
Danny Gardener 4

Clean Sheets (League 1)
2 at home and 1 away.

Darren Handley from Lancashire. Games this season: 28. Yellow cards: 89. Red cards: 6.
Assistants: Ian Smedley and David Plowright
Fourth Official: Mark Heywood

Team News
Oldham will be without Anthony Gerrard because of injury.
Paul Hurst has said changes may be needed but probably not en masse.

The difficult games keep coming and this will be no exception. We're in the final stages of a cup competition and anything can happen. After two narrow wins against Oldham they wont be wanting a third defeat to us and will be looking for something to kick start their fortunes going forward. Whatever happens it could be quite an exciting night and with an early start at 7pm combined with £5 admission for adults and £1 for everyone else, it could be a bargain night out for the whole family!

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