Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has praised the bravery of former professional footballers who have revealed they were victims of child sex abuse in the north-west.
Analysis: Is there any hope for Bolton? Recent history doesn’t look great for bottom club Wanderers…
Bolton Wanderers supporters might want to look away now – history is not on your side in the battle to avoid relegation to League One.
Wigan boss Gary Caldwell is looking for another three points but is warning against complacency as his side travel to bottom club Crewe Alexandra.
With the pressure mounting on David Dunn after a 1-0 defeat away to bottom side Crewe, the Oldham manager says his side should shoulder the blame for another dismal performance.
Oldham head into Saturday’s trip to bottom side Crewe Alexandra with an unfamiliar favourites tag on their shoulders, and David Dunn is keen to win back the fans’ affections after back-to-back home defeats.
Wigan manager Gary Caldwell was left a frustrated a figure after the weekend’s game even though Latics continued their unbeaten start at home.
Consecutive wins over Crewe Alexandra and bitter rivals Rochdale in ‘El Flatcapico’ helped Oldham end a three-game losing streak and revive hopes of a late push for the play-offs.
Oldham moved up to 11th in a tightly-packed League One, just four points from the play off places, after a 3-0 win over Rochdale on Tuesday.
Oldham come into Tuesday’s north Manchester derby on the back of their first win in four matches while Rochdale are within three points of the play-offs with two games in hand over sixth-placed Peterborough.
Conor Wilkinson’s low drive after linking with Danny Philliskirk after 74 minutes proved to be the game’s only goal, helping Oldham end a three-match losing streak.
Crewe have lost five of their last six and, just two points off the relegation zone, are mired in a battle for their League One survival as Oldham seek to pull clear of the lower part of the table.