Wigan manager Gary Caldwell was left bitterly disappointed after his side missed the chance of another trip to Wembley, losing to Barnsley in the northern area semi-final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
David Dunn will be in charge of Oldham Athletic for the foreseeable future after inexperienced boss Darren Kelly was sacked on Saturday.
Darren Kelly has been sacked as Oldham Athletic manager just nine games into his tenure.
Oldham Athletic boss Darren Kelly has placed emphasis on his squad’s mental preparation ahead of managerless Peterborough United’s visit to Boundary Park tomorrow afternoon.
Initially intended to be ready for the start of last season, Oldham Athletic’s plans to rebuild the North Stand have now dragged over two and a half years and mains power problems mean it is not yet available despite season tickets within the stand having been purchased.
Oldham, 16th in League One, are safe from the threat of relegation and their chance of making the play-offs ended several weeks ago, but manager Dean Holden rejects the point of view that the season’s final game will be for ‘nothing’.
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.
Goals from Harry Beautyman and Christian Burgess shot The Posh into an early lead which Dale were unable to claw back, despite Joe Rafferty registering the first league goal of his career.
Rochdale have slipped to 12th ahead of the Peterborough battle though manager Keith Hill is hopeful the club can mount a title charge.
Dale manager Keith Hill is in a positive frame of mind as they continue their frenetic Christmas period against Colchester United on Saturday, buoyed by the availability of key figures as his side attempt to bounce back from a dip in form and return to the play-off spots.
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