Keith Hill celebrates three years back in charge at Rochdale this weekend and has thanked the board for their faith in him ahead of this Saturday’s trip to his former club Barnsley.
Another year brings another crisis to Boundary Park, where fans would like nothing more than to stay out of the national headlines for a while.
David Dunn was left ruing another poor start as Barnsley ended a run of eight straight defeats with victory at Boundary Park.
Having beaten both Chesterfield and Mansfield in the space of a week, manager David Dunn says Oldham will not be complacent ahead of hosting luckless Barnsley this weekend.
Having been marooned in the third tier of English football since the late 1990s, you would be forgiven for thinking that this weekend has been amongst the most eventful in Oldham Athletic’s recent history.
Oldham, without a win in five, are expecting a tough game against promotion-chasing Chesterfield, who have won six of their last seven, including a thumping 6-0 win against Colchester United in midweek.
Oldham, in 13th and with a slim chance of the playoffs, have been in patchy form under Holden by taking ten points from his ten games in charge, however the interim manager has called on his players to show their best side for the remainder of the season.
Former Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson came back to haunt his old side as Barnsley brushed aside the 10-man Latics 3-1.
Oldham Athletic interim manager Dean Holden has warned his players not to get too ‘emotionally involved’ when they face former boss Lee Johnson’s new side Barnsley on Saturday.
Carl Winchester had put Oldham ahead on the stroke of half-time, but Joel Grant’s equaliser ten minutes after the break and Hayter’s late winner mean Oldham have now lost four of the last five.
The former Manchester United midfielder was offered the job by club chairman Simon Corney after the departure of Lee Johnson, who has joined Barnsley.