Matty Lund is keen to make up for lost time after returning to competitive action for Rochdale on Saturday.
Keith Hill insists Rochdale must play with more intelligence if they are to maintain their good start to their League One campaign.
Bury manager David Flitcroft has highlighted the difference in quality between League One and Two ahead of his side’s visit to Bramall Lane against Sheffield United.
The 33-year-old leaves Oldham in ninth, seven places above his new club, whom he saw beat Scunthorpe 1-0 on Tuesday night.
The Latics sit 14th in the table, but are just three points off bitter rivals Rochdale in sixth place, and so still hold onto faint hopes of making the play-offs.
Bradley Dack’s deflected volley with 20 minutes remaining earned Gillingham all three points and left Johnson rueing missed chances.
Jack O’Connell’s first ever goal for the Dale and a double from captain Ian Henderson were sufficient to secure back-to-back away wins for Hill’s men as they defeated Yeovil 3-0
Rochdale AFC manager Keith Hill has spoken of his side’s hunger for victories as a major factor in the team’s current success, despite not being one of the most high-profile League One outfits.
Rochdale’s fixture against Gillingham on Saturday gives Keith Hill’s men an opportunity to kick-start their season again, coming at the end of a positive week with the BBC’s Price of Football study reporting they offer the least-expensive day out in the bottom two football league divisions
May the Forte be with you: Oldham boss Lee Johnson prays ’50/50′ top scorer can figure against Gillingham
After three straight wins in all competitions, Oldham seem to have sprung into life in the last couple of weeks after failing to win all of their opening five games, top scorer Jonathan Forte a key cog in the their turnaround.
On this date 15 years ago the Blues were facing the prospect of a second season in the third tier of English football as they trailed 2-0 in stoppage time of the Division Two Play-off final against Gillingham at Wembley.