The Brewers and the Latics in Oldham Athletic have never met in a competitive league fixture but have met three times in the FA Cup.This is going to be the case for many teams that the Albion come up against this season as the Brewers have never been in the dizzy heights of Sky Bet League One.
Despite never coming up against majority of the teams, Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink still does his homework on the opposition and is expecting an energetic game against Oldham.
“Oldham have been in this league for a number of years, they are a very energetic team, they press really well, are organised and it’s not an easy place to go.
“It will be a challenge but as we always do we look to see how we can better ourselves.”
The Brewers did hit a bit of a ruck not so long back but a convincing 2-0 victory on Saturday against Port Vale ensured the Brewers were back to winning ways keeping two clean sheets in as many games.
“Oldham have had a couple of good results recently – they played really well against Sheffield United.” Said Hasselbaink.
With Robbie Weir suspended for three games after a straight red card on Saturday for a dangerous tackle, the Albion boss isn’t facing too much of a selection headache ahead of their trip to Oldham.
“We don’t really want to change too much.”
“But somebody will have to fill Robbie’s position as he will be out for three matches.
“He will be missed but it will be someone else’s opportunity.
“Of late Calum Butcher has played well, so it looks like he will fill that spot.
“But a lot can happen.”