Win or bust for Oldham at MK Dons

Oldham Athletic’s players have been warned they need a result at Milton Keynes Dons tonight (Tuesday 29th January) if they want to stand any chance of pushing for a place in the League Two Playoffs.

That’s according to their caretaker manager amid rumours this could be his last game in charge after we brought you the news that Paul Scholes is on the verge of being given the job.

Latics travel to Stadium:MK looking to end a mini slide of two games without a win following defeats at Macclesfield Town and Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup at the weekend.

However, their record against MK Dons isn’t great to say the least, with Oldham only winning once on their travels, a 1-0 victory back in 2006.

Since then they’ve suffered defeats including a 6-2 thumping in 2009, shipping five in a 5-0 loss in 2012 and also being demolished 7-0 in 2014.

Heading into this one though Latics look like they do stand a chance as their hosts are currently on a bad run themselves, having not won since New Year’s Day. That’s three games without a win for Paul Tisdale’s men which has seen them slump to sixth in the table.

Oldham Athletic sit seven places and eight points below their hosts this evening but three points for Pete Wild’s team tonight would see them close that gap to five points.

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