Oldham Athletic vs Burton Albion
Saturday 31st October 2015
Sky Bet League One
The Brewers go in to Saturday’s game sitting third in the table after last week’s victory which meant a return to winning ways for Hasselbaink’s men. The Brewers have kept two clean sheets in the past two games.
The two sides have never met in the league but have met 3 times in the FA Cup, the most recent game being back in 2011.
OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2–2 BURTON ALBION
BURTON ALBION 2–2 OLDHAM ATHLETIC
OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3–1 BURTON ALBION
DARIUS CHARLES will definitely miss the fixture through injury as he nears a full recovery from a broken leg although he has recently started training with the team and will be playing some part in an upcoming reserve game.
ZELI ISMAIL has suffered another set-back after being injured in a reserve game this week. He will be out for up to 6 weeks.
CALLUM REILLY has returned to full training with the squad so he could be ready for selection any time now.
DAMIEN McCRORY will be fit again after missing out against Port Vale through illness.
ROBBIE WEIR will miss the next 3 games through suspension. He will most likely be replaced by Calum Butcher in what could be the only change to the side.
STUART BEAVON has been training with the fitness coaches for most of the week but he joined in with the rest of the group towards the latter stages of this week. He will be touch and go to play against Oldham.
The Brewers are forced to make 1 change to the side that beat Port Vale on Saturday. Robbie Weir is suspended so Calum Butcher is the leading candidate to take his spot. The rest of the team should be unchanged.
Philliskirk began his career with his home town club, Oldham Athletic. He progressed through the club's youth system before signing a four-year contract with Chelsea in the summer of 2007. He captained the Chelsea youth team in the 2008–09 season before establishing himself in the club's reserves.
He signed a one-month loan deal with Oxford United in August 2010, making his first-team début (and only appearance for Oxford) against Burton Albion in the Football League a few days later before returning to Chelsea.
The attacking midfielder has also had spells with Sheffield United and a short stint with Coventry City.
STUART BEAVON is still Albion’s leading goalscorer with 5 goals so far this season after claiming the only goal in the game against Rochdale. NASSER EL KHAYATI was back to scoring ways against Port Vale sealing the win late on in the game. His tally is now up to 4.
The player we have picked for Oldham’s One To Watch DANNY PHILLISKIRK is leading the way in their top scorers list with 4 goals. Striker DOMINIC POLEON is following closely behind on 3 goals so far this campaign.
Burton Albion (LAST 5 ALL COMPS)
W2, L2, D1
3rd – Sky Bet League One
Oldham Athletic (LAST 5 ALL COMPS)
W1, L1, D3
18th – Sky Bet League One
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:
“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.
“Oldham have had a couple of good results recently – they played really well against Sheffield United.”
“They will be a good side regardless of their position or how they are going.
“It is a hard place to go for any team they will be up for it.
“Coming against us, everyone wants to beat us at the moment but it will be a tough challenge.
“We are preparing right and we will be ready for it.”
Boundary Park – 90 miles from Pirelli Stadium.
Suggested route: Get on M6 from A50 – Take Exit 19 from M6 – Get on M56 – Take exit 22 from M60 – Take Oldham Way into Oldham.
Travel time: 1 hours 45 mins.
Burton Albion fans can pay on the day at Boundary Park with no price increase on the day.
Prices are as follows:
Over 65’s: £12.00
Under 16: £10.00
Under 12: £5.00
Ambulant Disabled: £12.00
Official coach travel for this fixture has now SOLD OUT.
From Season 2015/16 onwards visiting supporters have been relocated to the Zen Office Chadderton Road Stand (‘Chaddy End’) at SportsDirect.com Park. This is the stand at the ‘bottom end’ of the ground and directly opposite the traditional away end where Albion fans may recall being seated previously.
Please also be advised that any disabled supporters accessing the stadium should do so via turnstiles 36-39 from the main car park adjacent to our North Stand which is under development.
The main car park is currently being redeveloped and as such match day parking on site is restricted.