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MATCH PREVIEW | Oldham Athletic vs Wrexham AFC

Red Dragons head to Boundary Park for the first time since 2005

30 September 2022

Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW | Oldham Athletic vs Wrexham AFC

Red Dragons head to Boundary Park for the first time since 2005

30 September 2022

Wrexham AFC return to action this weekend, as Phil Parkinson’s side aim to make it eight games unbeaten after dismantling Torquay United at the Racecourse Ground last time out.

Six different scorers capped off a clinical performance in front of nearly 10,000 supporters, with Sam Dalby and Anthony Forde bagging their first goals for the club.

After only one defeat on the road this season, Parkinson’s men will go to Boundary Park facing a tough test – the first home game for Latics under the management of David Unsworth.

The former Everton Under-23s manager took the helm late last week and endured a 3-0 defeat to Bromley in his opening encounter.

Team news

Phil Parkinson revealed that both Bryce Hosannah and Tom O’Connor came through training sessions this week, with the hope that they will be back in action sooner rather than later.

However, he also confirmed that Jacob Mendy had a scan earlier this week after sustaining an injury in last Saturday’s victory against Torquay.

For Unsworth, his Lactics side has been bolstered with the addition of former Wrexham playmaker John Rooney, on a two-year deal.

Latics also announced that David Okagbue has extended his stay at Boundary Park, with his loan move from Stoke City ending in January.

The Opposition: Oldham Athletic

It’s been a tale of two stories for Oldham, one on and one off the pitch, with the positive news that now owner Frank Rothwell purchased the club.

Last month the club also agreed to purchase Boundary Park and the surrounding land, offering more security for the club.

On the pitch it hasn’t been plain sailing in their first season in the Vanarama National League, however.

Iconic former player and manager John Sheridan left the club by mutual consent after only amounting two wins from their opening eight fixtures.

Both victories this season came at Boundary Park, and they have only managed to win one of their last five matches.

Last week Latics made the appointment of former Everton Caretaker Manager and Under-23s boss David Unsworth.

Unsworth arrived at Latics with a rich pedigree at youth level but fell to a defeat in his first game against Bromley.

Previous Meetings

Last time the two sides met was a League One fixture back in 2005, when the Red Dragons secured a last gasp 1-0 victory, courtesy of a 90th minute goal by Hector Sam.

In our last visit to Boundary Park, the clubs faced off in the Football League Trophy, with Wrexham overcoming the Lactics in an eight-goal barnstormer.

A Juan Ugarte hat-trick inspired the victory, and ultimately helped win the contest over two legs.

In competitive football, the two sides have been evenly matched, with Wrexham winning 28 of the 75 matches, compared to Oldham’s 25.

Wrexham currently hold a six-game unbeaten run over Oldham, and with more than 2000 fans travelling to Boundary Park, they will be hoping to make it number seven come 5pm tomorrow.

Follow The Action

Live audio commentary will be available via WrexhamPlayer, with match updates also posted to the Live Match Centre and the Club's official Twitter account.

Match highlights will be posted onto WrexhamPlayer at midnight (BST), due to the Vanarama National League highlights show featuring on BT Sport at 11.30pm.


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