Oldham chasing first league win against high flying Morecambe

Oldham Athletic Ground
Oldham Athletic Ground

Oldham Athletic are looking for their first league win of the season as they host Morecambe, in a repeat of the Carabao Cup second round fixture.

The game at Boundary Park comes after the Latics picked up their first points of the season against Colchester.

An 89th-minute goal by top scorer, Conor McAleny, gave Oldham the much-needed boost they needed in terms of form, with a 2-0 win against Doncaster following in the EFL Trophy.

Morecambe have beaten Oldham already this season, when they faced off in the Carabao Cup second round.

A surprise outfit this season, Morecambe currently sit second in League Two, with many tipping them for relegation before the season began.

Oldham will be without highly rated midfielder Alfie McCalmont, with the Leeds loanee on International Duty with Northern Ireland Under 21s.

There is a boost in the Boundary Park camp as Zak Dearnley and Danny Rowe have recovered from injuries and both scored in the game against Doncaster in mid-week.

In what was a quiet deadline for the Latics, no new signings are expected to make their first appearance for Oldham after a quiet deadline day.

Morecambe are coming into the game on the back of a 1-0 win at home to Port Vale on Saturday and will be looking to continue this form that sees them in the automatic promotion spaces.

The game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday 10th October and is a must win for both Oldham and Morecambe, with both teams already fighting at opposite ends of the table.