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.
Oldham’s injury-hit squad returns to League One action at Chesterfield this weekend, with the form books suggesting Latics could snatch an away win despite having won just twice this season – the fewest in the division.
David Dunn took a solid point away from his first home game in charge of Oldham, but believes his side could have gone on to claim a crucial victory against ten-man Wigan.
Oldham Athletic boss David Dunn says the selection dilemma he faces is one he enjoys as he welcomes three new faces to his squad this week ahead of their Wigan clash.
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.
Bradley Dack’s deflected volley with 20 minutes remaining earned Gillingham all three points and left Johnson rueing missed chances.
First half-goals from Stephen Arthurworrey, Simon Gillett, and Sam Hoskins saw the away side race into a 3-0 lead at half-time before Kieffer Moore completed the rout.
Mike Jones’ first-half free-kick was the only goal of the FA Cup first round game as Leyton Orient wasted chances before captain Nathan Clarke had a second-half goal disallowed for pushing.